My friend have took extra dose. now what should she do?

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One of my friend(SIKO) took 8 to 10 tablet of thyroxine 50mcg. Kindly suggest me instantly what should i do for her. Plz any one

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    Hello do you mean 8-10 of 50 mcg or 50 mcg in total if it's 8-10 mcg then your friend needs to contact doctor or a and e at hospital.if it's only 50 mcg may be ok but still need advice from a medic 
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    Hi lovely, can you tell mw what her normal dose is, and also was this deliberate or mistake, (easy done)!
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    Either ring up NHS Direct 0845 4647 or go accident and emergency at a nearby hospital. I think I would start with NHS direct. The extra thyroxine probably won't kick in immediately as it is slowly absorbed but I wouldn't just ignore it. Best of luck.M
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    I was on 200 mcg thyroxine for nearly two years, as my doctor didn't do a follow up and as a result I now have an irregular heartbeat. Never had any problems with my heart before,  Also, Karen Carpenter took Synthroid (Levo thyroxine equivalent) to aid weight loss, but was not diagnosed with a thyroid condition, which led to her having a cardiac arrest. I now initiate having a thyroid test once or twice a year to make sure I am on the right dose.
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