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Amy no you should not be using for weight for any reason... other than if they are treating..Here is a copy and paste from this web site and read this..Then talk to your doctor... good luck Chuck1957 Before taking this medicine
Levothyroxine should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems. Dangerous side effects or death can occur from the misuse of levothyroxine, especially if you are taking any other weight-loss medications or appetite suppressants.
Since thyroid hormone occurs naturally in the body, almost anyone can take levothyroxine. However, you may not be able to take this medication if you have certain medical conditions.
To make sure levothyroxine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
a thyroid disorder called thyrotoxicosis;
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
- Levothyroxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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