What if a dog eats levothyroxine?
If your pet ingests thyroxine or is given an obvious overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian may instruct you to induce vomiting, however, do not induce vomiting unless instructed to.
Which is the best thyroid medication for dogs?
Thyroxine is a hormone that controls metabolism. This drug is a synthetic version of the hormone that dogs’ bodies produce naturally in the thyroid gland. It’s found in medications such as Thyro-Tabs, Soloxine, and Levocrine. Levothyroxine is FDA approved for use in dogs and is only available through a veterinary prescription.
When to give levothyroxine to a dog with thyroid?
Veterinarians prescribe levothyroxine to replace depleted thyroxine hormone levels in dogs who have hypothyroidism or other thyroid conditions.
When to give Thyro tabs to your pet?
If you give your pet: sucralfate (Carafate),or aluminum antacids (Maalox, Mylanta), use them 4 hours before or 4 hours after giving Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets (Thyro-Tabs). Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets (Thyro-Tabs) is used to treat hypothyroidism or low thyroid hormone. Periodic blood tests are necessary to measure thyroid hormone levels.
How often should a dog have his thyroid levels retested?
Your veterinarian may need to adjust your dog’s dosage over time, and you should expect to see results after one to two months. Once your veterinarian has determined a stable dose, your dog will most likely need to have his thyroid levels retested once or twice a year and continue the stable dose of medication, for the rest of his life.
How often should I give my dog thyroid medication?
Hyperthyroid disease occurs when your dog’s body produces too many hormones, and hypothyroid disease occurs when it doesn’t produce enough. Of the two, hypothyroidism is much more common. Both hyperthyroid and hypothyroid disease are most commonly treated with medication, administered twice daily.
Are there any side effects with thyroid medication for dogs?
Canine thyroid medication can reduce all symptoms of hyper- or hypothyroidism in your dog, but they can also lead to several side effects. Many side effects are common and will go away once your dog has adjusted to the medication.
What to do if your dog has an allergic reaction to thyroid medication?
Consult your veterinarian if your dog experiences any serious symptoms or an allergic reaction similar to that described for hypothyroid disease medication. Thyroid disease is the most common endocrine disease affecting dogs, so many dogs deal with some type of thyroid disease in their lifetime.
Can you give a dog levothyroxine sodium tablets?
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets (Thyro-Tabs) provides thyroid replacement therapy to pets with hypothyroidism or other thyroid conditions due to low circulating thyroid hormone. Keep out of reach of children. Administer with caution to animals with primary hypertension, euthyroidism and clinically diagnosed heart disease.