Medically prescribed for – Synthroid or Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone used in the treatment of hypothyroidism, where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.
Adverse reactions experienced – Some side effect patients taking Synthroid or Levothyroxine had experienced are weight loss, headache, insomnia, diarrhea, tremors, and anxiety. Synthroid and Levothyroxine have been linked to an increase of cardiovascular ailments, such as angina, hypertension and coronary heart disease. In addition, the drug may exacerbate thyroid symptoms.
Status of drug – The Federal Drug Administration has recognized the link between these adverse reactions and the drug. Although the drug has been in use for over 40 years, it was not approved by the FDA until 2002.
See your doctor if you or a loved one has experienced serious health problems after taking Synthroid or Levothyroxine. You also may wish to contact an experienced products liability attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.