Soloxine® (levothyroxine sodium) is used for the treatment of hypothyroidism in dogs and cats. Levothyroxine sodium tablets are indicated for use in dogs to provide thyroid replacement therapy in all conditions of inadequate production of thyroid hormones.
DOSAGE: The initial recommended dose is 0.1 mg/10 lb (4.5 kg) body weight twice daily. Dosage is then adjusted by monitoring the thyroid blood levels of the dog every four weeks until an adequate maintenance dose is established. The usual maintenance dose is 0.1 mg/10 lb. (4.5 kg) once daily. Soloxine tablets may be administered orally or placed in the food.
CAUTION: Administer with caution to animals with clinically significant heart disease, hypertension, or other complications for which a sharply increased metabolic rate might prove hazardous. Use in pregnant bitches has not been evaluated.
STORAGE: Store at controlled room temperature 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
A prescription is required.