Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism. It is also indicated in a block-replacement regimen in hyperthyroidism and suppressive regimen in thyroid cancer and euthyroid goitre.1, 2
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Hypothyroidism is the clinical syndrome resulting from deficiency of thyroid hormones. Diagnosis may be confirmed by a raised thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH) value and a low free thyroxine (T4) or triiodothyronine (T3) concentration.1 The Therapeutic Guidelines provide advice for interpreting thyroid function results,3 since the measured T4, T3 and TS
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