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Levothroid Uses

Levothroid Uses in Children

Levothroid is approved to treat thyroid problems in children and infants. Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Off-Label Levothroid Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Levothroid for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. Sometimes, Levothroid is used off-label in conjunction with antidepressants to treat depression (particularly depression that has been resistant to other treatments).
It is important to note that Levothroid should not be used as a weight loss medication in people without thyroid problems. Normal Levothroid doses are not likely to cause significant weight loss; weight loss is only seen at doses high enough to cause serious Levothroid side effects. Also, Levothroid should not be used to treat infertility, unless it is related to a thyroid problem.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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