My son 2yrs old has been taking levothyroxine 25mcg but tonight it seems that he cant sit still at all and you cant even talk to him at all im very worryed what should i do help plz
I never heard of a 2 year old child on levothyroxin, or any drug unless they have an
absolutely life threatening condition. Why does he need it? He has evidently been made hyperthyroid. So sad. Go to a pediatric endocrinologist. I had my thyroid removed as a teen due to goiter and hyperactivity. This has affected my health in negative ways ever since.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypothyroidism
CONGENITAL OR ACQUIRED HYPOTHYROIDISM:
-Neonatal: 10 to 15 mcg/kg/day; if patient is at risk for development of cardiac failure, begin with a lower dose. In severe cases of hypothyroidism (T4 less than 5 mcg/dL), a higher initial dose of 12 to 17 mcg/kg/day may be considered.
-Age 0 to 3 months: 10 to 15 mcg/kg orally once per day; if the infant is at risk for development of cardiac failure use a lower starting dose of approximately 25 mcg per day; if the initial serum T4 is very low (less than 5 mcg/dL) begin treatment at a higher dosage of approximately 50 mcg per day
-Age 3 to 6 months: 8 to 10 mcg/kg/day
-Age 6 to 12 months: 6 to 8 mcg/kg/day
-Age 1 to 5 years: 5 to 6 mcg/kg/day
-Age 6 to 12 years: 4 to 5 mcg/kg/day
-Age 12 years and older: 2 to 3 mcg/kg/day
-Patients in which growth and puberty are complete: 1.7 mcg/kg/day
For chronic or severe hypothyroidism: 25 mcg orally once per day and increase dosage as needed in increments of 25 mcg every 2 to 4 weeks until the desired effect is achieved.
It all depends on the child's age, weight, and serum thyroid levels.
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
- Levothyroxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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