America’s Top 10 Selling Prescription Drugs

1. Synthroid- 21,561,481- Abbott Laboratories- Hypothyroidism

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Synthroid is a man-made genre of principle thyroid hormone that is produced by thyroid gland. The generic name for Synthroid is levothyroxine. Thyroid hormone is involved in gearing up metabolic reactions of cells of all the tissue of body. Thyroid hormone in adults is involved in growth and development of brain and bones.

Prescribed for:
Synthroid is used for the treatment of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It provides or replaces thyroid hormone mainly produced by thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism can occur naturally or when the thyroid gland is destroyed by exposing it to radiations. Maintenance of normal levels of thyroid hormone is very much important for normal mental and physical activity

Synthroid is also used to treat other types of disorders such as thyroid cancers and certain types of goiters.

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