Levothyroxine is given when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own. Levothyroxine is used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). It is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.
Fever tends to be one of the hallmark signs of thyroid storm and can be as high as 105-106 F (40.5-41.1 C). The actual diagnosis of thyroid storm is made on the basis of suspicion in patients with symptoms described above and physical findings of an enlarged thyroid gland (thyromegaly), wide pulse pressure, and exophthalmos (protruding eyes).
You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while you are taking it with Thyrolar (liotrix). If you are 65 or older, use Thyrolar (liotrix) with care. You could have more side effects. Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
This is because thyroid hormone has a profound effect on the heart’s function and may cause atrial fibrillation. About 2.7 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). It's the most common arrhythmia, which is an irregular heartbeat that can have many different causes.