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Treatments for Medication related hypothyroidism

Treatment List for Medication related hypothyroidism

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Medication related hypothyroidism includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • 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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