Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For the treatment of myxedema coma or precoma:
      • Adults—25 to 50 micrograms (mcg) injected into a vein. Doses are normally given at least 4 to 12 hours apart. People with very serious conditions caused by too little thyroid hormone may need higher doses. Lower doses (10 to 20 mcg) may be given to patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .