Eltroxin Levothyroxine Package


Eltroxin® Can Effectively Treat Hypothyroidism

Eltroxin® works by
replacing the
hormone your
thyroid isn’t
producing enough
of, thyroxine

Your dose of Eltroxin®
is personalised, your
doctor will tell you how
many Eltroxin® tablets
to take each day

It’s important to take
the tablets exactly as
your doctor has

— not more or less, no matter how good or bad you feel

ELTROXIN®   is used to treat hypothyroidism, a disease in which the thyroid gland is underactive and does not produce enough thyroxine, a hormone, which is important for controlling your metabolism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, fatigue, irregular menstrual periods, mood changes, and hair loss.
Eltroxin Levothyroxine Package



ELTROXIN® contains the active ingredient levothyroxine sodium. It belongs to a small group of medicines called thyroid hormones, which work by replacing the body’s low levels of thyroxine. Each tablet contains either 50 or 100 micrograms of the active ingredient levothyroxine sodium.


How To Take Eltroxin®

Eltroxin® should be taken at least 30 minutes before breakfast, preferably on an empty stomach.

If you have any concerns or you are experiencing side effects, talk to your doctor. Download CMI for further information.

Always make sure you have enough Eltroxin®

It’s important to stay on Eltroxin®

The New Zealand medicines and medical devices safety authority, Medsafe, recommends that people stay on the same brand of thyroid treatment.

If you change your doctor or pharmacist (e.g. if you move to a new area), it is important to let them know that you are on Eltroxin®.

If you forget to take Eltroxin®

If you forget to take Eltroxin®, wait until the next dose and take your normal dose then. Do not take an extra dose.
If you are not sure what to do, worried or concerned, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Sometimes it can be hard to remember to take the right dose of Eltroxin® at the right time.



Learning about your medicine and why it’s important can help put it top of mind.

Time of the day

Use your watch or smart phone alarm to remind you when to take your Eltroxin®.

Pills cup

Turn the bottle upside down after you take your Eltroxin®, then turn it upright at the end of the day as a reminder to start fresh tomorrow.


Leave yourself notes to help you remember. For example: post-it notes on your bathroom mirror or on a kitchen whiteboard.

Days of the week

Use a pillbox with the days of the week or ask for a Medico Pak if your pharmacy offers the service.

Cross sign

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you find your medicine schedule is difficult. They may be able to suggest some additional approaches that work better for you.