Soloxine is the synthetic hormone levothyroxine and is a presciption medication used to treat hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is a condition when your pet's thyroid gland is unable to produce enough on its own, Soloxine, provides thyroid replacement. Hypothyroidism is characterized by a lack of energy and weight gain. It is a disease commonly seen in middle age and older dogs
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||Replaces thyroid when the thyroid gland is not producing enough
||treats both dogs and cats with hypothyroidism
||Available in doses according to the weight of your pet
How does Soloxine work?:
Soloxine contains levothyroxine, which acts similar to the hormone thyroxine, which is produced naturally by the thyroid gland.
Thyroxine normally regulates many body processes. When the body is not producing enough of this hormone on its own, the condition is called hypothyroidism. Soloxine works like thyroxine to maintain normal metabolism in the body.
Soloxine helps to replace the hormone that the body should normally produce. It will not cure the thyroid condition, but will relieve the symptoms. Because every pet reacts differently to this medication, your veterinarian may monitor thyroid hormone levels in the blood every 2-4 weeks while adjusting the dose. Periodic testing is also necessary while the pet is taking Soloxine.
Administration and Dosage:
Soloxine is given by mouth in tablet form and may be given with food.
There are several different brands/generic available, we also sell L Thyroxine on our website, some veterinarians prefer to use Soloxine. Do not change brands if possible. If there is a need to change, your veterinarian may need to recheck thyroid hormone levels and adjust dose if indicated. Your veterinarian will prescribe the appropriate dose for your pet and this dose should only be given to the pet it has been prescribed for.
Please follow the prescription directions and precautions given to you by your Veterinarian.
It generally takes several weeks of therapy to see an effect. In almost all cases, the pet will need to be on a thyroid supplement such as Soloxine for life.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet could be pregnant, has been diagnosed with Addison's disease hypoadrenocorticism or has any heart problems.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, and also if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
Not for use in animals hypersensitive allergic to it.
Use with extreme caution in older or debilitated animals, or those with heart disease, high blood pressure, Addison's disease hypoadrenocorticism, or diabetes.
Do not use in animals with hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the body produces too much thyroid hormone.
There are no known side effects when given at correct dosage. Some species of red-feathered birds may start growing yellow feathers.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these