Treatment Endocrinology


Since patients with hypothyroidism have deficient levels of thyroid hormone, treatment for the condition focuses on hormone replacement therapy. One example of hormone replacement treatment is the hormone pill levothyroxine, which is taken once a day, preferably in the morning.

Although thyroid hormone drugs produce no allergic reactions, their effectiveness may be decreased by interactions with other drugs or food supplements. It's important that you tell your doctor about other drugs and supplements you're taking.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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