or horrifying. can't decide yet.
WARNING: Thyroid hormones, including SYNTHROID, either alone or with other therapeutic agents, should not be used for the treatment of obesity or for weight loss. In euthyroid patients, doses within the range of daily hormonal requirements are ineffective for weight reduction. Larger doses may produce serious or even life threatening manifestations of toxicity, particularly when given in association with sympathomimetic amines such as those used for their anorectic effects.
they actually have to warn doctors that this is a drug to treat a clinical condition and that it should not be given to fatties to get them to drop some weight already?
color me shocked.
even worse, in case a doctor is tempted to give it to a fattie anyways, the warning continues to say that the drug doesn't 'help' if your thyroid is normal anyway.
there is, by the way, a long list of WARNINGS regarding the use of the drug, including increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal problems, reproductive and cognitive functions, stunted growth in the young, etc.
but hey, it can lead to weight loss, so hook me up already!