This medication may only be supplied with
a valid veterinary prescription, issued by your vet. You should
only purchase this item if you have or are in the process of
arranging such a prescription. See information bar for further
Soloxine are small elliptical
tablets containing L-Thyroxine Sodium. Scored on the face of each
tablet, strength in milligrams to the right and the word SOLOXINE
on the reverse. 0.1 mg yellow 0.2 mg orange 0.3 mg green 0.5 mg
white 0.8 mg blue
Soloxine is used for the long term treatment of thyroid
insufficiency in dogs. L-Thyroxine is a synthetic product
chemically identical to the naturally occurring thyroid hormone
`T4'. Its effect is slow in onset, but of long duration.
Dosage and administration
The dosage of Soloxine should be adjusted for the individual case
based on the response of the patient and laboratory investigations,
and should be administered daily. Pharmacokinetic trials
demonstrate that once daily dosing with Soloxine gives higher blood
levels than dividing the daily dose over the day. The commonly
prescribed dose is 22 �g/kg bodyweight/day. This is frequently too
low, and doses of up to 44 �g/kg bodyweight/day may be required.
Appropriate laboratory tests should be conducted to confirm the
diagnosis and ensure correct dosage of Soloxine. Soloxine is for
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use
Soloxine in dogs with thyrotoxicosis or uncorrected adrenal
insufficiency. The effects of Thyroxine therapy are slow in being
manifested. Administer Soloxine with caution to animals with
clinically significant heart disease, hypertension or other
complications for which a sharply increased metabolic rate might
prove hazardous. Chronic overdosage will eventually lead to
thyrotoxicosis, manifested by: panting, nervousness, tachycardia,
aggressive behaviour, polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia and weight
loss. If you notice any serious effects or other effects not
mentioned in the leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.
Operator warnings: Wash hands after using Soloxine. In case of
accidental ingestion, seek medical advice immediately and show the
doctor the leaflet. General precautions: For animal treatment only.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store Soloxine above 25�C. Protect from light. Disposal:
Dispose of used packaging in the household refuse. Unused product
should be returned to the veterinary surgeon.
Soloxine is a POM-V