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Your child needs to take the medicine called levothyroxine (say: lee-voe-thye-ROKS-een). This information sheet explains what levothyroxine does and how to give it. It also explains what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about levothyroxine and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about levothyroxine, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: March 24th 2010