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Medication related hypothyroidism

Medication related hypothyroidism: Introduction

Medication related hypothyroidism: Drug-induced hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland due to a reaction from medication. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Medication related hypothyroidism is available below.

Symptoms of Medication related hypothyroidism

Treatments for Medication related hypothyroidism

  • Stop taking the drug causing the hypothyroidism, if possible. Levothyroxine, a thyroid replacement hormone, is the most commonly used medication to treat this condition. The dose is adjusted to bring TSH to normal levels. After having started replacement therapy, report symptoms of increased thyroid activity
  • Treatment of medication related hypothyroidism depends upon the underlying cause of the problem and the severity of symptoms. Treatments include:
    • Cessation of drugs that may be causing the problem - eg lithium, amiodarone
    • Observation - mild abnormalities may resolve without therapy over a few months and tests should be repeated to monitor
    • Thyroxine replacement therapy
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Medication related hypothyroidism: Complications

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Causes of Medication related hypothyroidism

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Prognosis for Medication related hypothyroidism

Prognosis for Medication related hypothyroidism: With early treatment, the condition should return to normal. However, hypothyroidism will return if the replacement therapy is not continued. Myxedema coma can result in death.

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More information about Medication related hypothyroidism

  1. Medication related hypothyroidism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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