Westhroid Side Effects
Generic name: thyroid desiccated
Note: This document contains side effect information about thyroid desiccated. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Westhroid.
Some side effects of Westhroid may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to thyroid desiccated: oral capsule, oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, thyroid desiccated (the active ingredient contained in Westhroid) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking thyroid desiccated:
- Changes in appetite
- changes in menstrual periods
- chest pain
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- hand tremors
- leg cramps
- sensitivity to heat
- shortness of breath
- trouble sleeping
- weight loss
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to thyroid desiccated: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral tablet
Excessive doses may result in a hypermetabolic state resembling in every respect the condition of endogenous origin.
If sings and symptoms of overdosage appear, the dosage should be reduced or therapy temporarily discontinued. Treatment may be reinstituted at a lower dosage. Normal hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis function has been restored in 6 to 8 weeks after thyroid suppression.
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