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What is Soloxine?

Soloxine is a drug used to treat hypothyroidism in dogs. It can be used in cats in those instances where the thyroid gland has been surgically removed. Soloxine requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.
For: Dogs (Used in cats in certain circumstances)
 
Benefits:
Easy to administer

How it works:
Soloxine (levothyroxine) is a replacement for the hormone that the thyroid gland normally produces to regulate the body’s energy and metabolism.

Cautions:
Soloxine should not be used if your pet has ever had thyrotoxicosis, or an uncontrolled adrenal gland problem. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has heart disease, anemia, diabetes, or problems with the pituitary or adrenal glands. If you give your pet insulin or diabetes medication by mouth, dose adjustments may need to be made.


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Brand Name
Soloxine (Virbac), Levotabs (Vetus), Synthroid (Knoll), Thyrosin (Vedco), Thyro-Tabs (Vet-a-Mix)
Generic Name
levothyroxine

What is the most important information I should know about Soloxine: Soloxine is FDA approved for use in dogs only; however, it is a commonly accepted practice to use Soloxine in cats as well. Soloxine is available by prescription as 0.1mg, 0.2mg, 0.3mg, 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 0.6mg, 0.7mg, 0.8mg, and 1mg tablets. The usual dose in dogs is 0.1mg per 10 pounds. The usual dose in cats is 0.05mg to 0.1mg per cat. The dose of Soloxine may require adjustment based on periodic blood tests to determine the animal's T4 level. There are many medications that can affect Soloxine. Tell your veterinarian about all the prescription and over the counter medications you give your pet, including vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other veterinarians. Soloxine will, most likely, be needed for the rest of the pet's life. Long term use of Soloxine may cause osteoporosis (bone loss).

What is Soloxine: Soloxine is a replacement for the hormone that the thyroid gland normally produces to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Soloxine is given when the pet's thyroid does not produce enough hormone on its own. Soloxine is used to treat hypothyroidism or low thyroid hormone. Soloxine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Soloxine to my pet: Soloxine should not be used if the pet has ever had thyrotoxicosis, or an uncontrolled adrenal gland problem. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has heart disease, anemia, diabetes, or problems with the pituitary or adrenal glands. If you give your pet insulin or diabetes medication by mouth, dose adjustments may need to be made.

How should this medication be given: Give Soloxine exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give this medication in larger amounts, or take for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Give Soloxine on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before feeding. Allow plenty of water for the pet to drink. Periodic liver and kidney function testing may be required by your veterinarian. Store Soloxine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if you feel an overdose was given. If given at the proper dose based on blood tests there should be no side effects. Symptoms of Soloxine overdose may include dizziness and fainting, increased thirst, urination and hunger, and panting.

What should I avoid while giving Soloxine: Different brands of levothyroxine may not work the same. If the pills look different from the last filling, speak to your pharmacist or veterinarian.

What are the possible side effects of Soloxine: If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Soloxine and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; or hives). Call your veterinarian if your pet develops any of these serious side effects; sleep problems; personality changes; fever; appetite changes, weight changes. Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use Soloxine if your pet experiences; cough; loss of appetite; dizziness, drowsiness; sleep problems; dry mouth; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; itching or rash. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Soloxine: Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given an antidepressant. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medications, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. Certain medications can be given with Soloxine, but they may make Soloxine less effective. If you give your pet; sucralfate (Carafate),or aluminum antacids (Maalox, Mylanta), use them 4 hours before or 4 hours after giving Soloxine.

Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Soloxine for health professionals that you may read.

 

Directions:
Soloxine is a prescription medication used to replace the hormone that the thyroid gland normally produces to regulate the body’s energy and metabolism. Soloxine is given when the pet’s thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own.
Soloxine is used to treat hypothyroidism or low thyroid hormone.
Periodic blood tests are necessary to measure thyroid hormone levels.
Tip: Allow plenty of water for the pet to drink. Soloxine may be given directly or placed in the pet’s food.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs: All weights The usual dose in dogs is 0.1 mg per 10 lbs of body weight given twice a day typically although some dogs are dosed once a day
Cats: (in certain circumstances) All weights The usual dose is 0.05-0.1 mg per cat
Horses:
Storage: Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 0.1 mg

Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 0.2 mg

Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 0.3 mg

Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 0.4 mg

Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 0.5 mg

Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 0.6 mg

Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 0.7 mg

Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 0.8 mg

Soloxine:
Ingredient Strength
Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets 1.0 mg

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A fantastic solution I've been using soloxine for several years now on my little Scottie, Ali. It has made a huge difference in her quality of life & 1-800-PetMeds was a big part of that. I used their website to find out the symptoms & what it could have been, which finally led to me asking my vet about soloxine. On top of that, PetMeds makes it affordable & easy for me to get my dog's medications. Thanks! 05/26/2011
My dog's miracle drug!!! Two years ago our 9 year old boxer Aubrey had gotten very sluggish, didn't want to go for a walk and layed around with no energy. She was also losing patches of hair...I was afraid we'd lose her. Her doctor put her on Soloxine and within two weeks we had our wonderful playful boxer back. Two years later she is graying up in the face but hasn't lost a step energy wise. Two pills a day and we call it her miracle drug! It is also much cheaper to obtain the drug from 1-800-PET-MEDS...saves us $20.00 per 250 pills... Thanks PETMEDS!! 03/29/2011
Lady is doing very well on soloxine, she has lost ten pounds and her thyrod is back up to the percentage it should be. Very happy with all meds gotten from Petmed. Signed Lady's Mom 03/21/2011
Great! After 3 weeks Scrappy suddenly had this energy that I thought was gone just because of his age. But apparently, it was his thyroid. He suddenly was running in circles with excitement when we came home, wanted to go for a walk and acted like a puppy again. He lost 8 pounds by the end of the first month. We though it couldn't get any better. But after the two month mark we saw even more improvement. His fur became very soft and his itchy skin improved immensely. I am so glad we figured this out and started this medication. I only wish we had figured it out sooner. 03/19/2011
Soloxine works for low Thyroid My 11 year golden retriever was diagnosed with low thyroid 4 years ago. My Vet put him on Soloxine. I noticed immediate improvements with his energy and weight. I am convinced Soloxine is extending my dog's quality and length of life. 03/02/2011
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my cooper takes 1 1/4 gr of phenobarbital and .8 and .2 mg of thyrosen 2 times daily. is the gr grams and mg milligrams?
3 weeks, 4 days ago
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By definition gr could refer to grain or gram, and mg refers to milligrams. 1 gram equals 1000 milligrams.
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I was told to give this med every 24 hours on the dot. What studies support this? Can I give it 1/2 hour early or late? SEEMS A LITTLE EXTREME TO ME.
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My dog is on it every 12 hrs. Sometimes we are a little off schedule but we are doing fine
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It's best to try to give this medication at the same time each day to help maintain a steady level of hormones in your pet. Although 30 minutes may not cause any problems, delays or giving the medications too early may cause fluctuations in hormone levels. This may cause your pet to not feel well or your pet may even start to show symptoms of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Speak to your veterinarian if you still have concerns.
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Usually this medication if given for the lifetime of the pet once it is determined that it is needed. The dose depends on periodic labwork and may change over time. Ask your veterinarian if this would be an appropriate treatment for your pet.
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Soloxine .6

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Thank you for your question. This item is currently back in stock and available to order.
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I've looked at the item you offer for this problem, For-bid but it states it cannot be used for a dog on steroids. Since Soloxine is a steroid, can you suggest a different product
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Soloxine is not a steroid, it is a thyroid replacement treatment, there are no known interactions between For-bid and soloxine.
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This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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