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17 Jul 2006

Eltroxin?
Good day Dr

A friend of mine went to see an international dietician in Sandton and he simply prescribed Eltroxin and Moduretic for her - giving her a low fat diet to follow and she's lost quite a big amount of weight.

But what does Eltroxin do? Can anyone take it?

Is there any negative side effects?
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Maria
I already answered this question but yes there are negative side effects - I don't think it is a good idea and can cause hypothyroidism.
You should not take it without checking your blood for thyroid hormone function and under doctor supervision.
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