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Best drug for hypothyroidism?

Updated on April 26, 2011

Hypothyroidism-what is it?

Hypothyroidism is a physiological condition where the thyroid secretion is low.

this remains a physiological abnormality unless it is reversible and develops into a disease with clinical manifestations .

When it manifests itself and develops into a disease it needs to be diagnosed

what are the conditions mimicking Hypothyoidism?

Thyroiditis -Inflammation of the thyroid- will have two components-a hypothyroid phase and a hyperthyroid phase

Subclinical hypothyroidism

POST OPERATIVE-phase OF THYROID

Agenesis of thyroid

Ectopic thyroid

Thyroid blockade

Lingual thyroid

RADIOIODINE TREATMENT

How should hypothyroidism be diagnosed?

Investigations like

  • FT3
  • FT4
  • TSH
  • AMA
  • ATG

are necessary .

Thyroid ultrasound may be of additional value

what is the treatment?

THYROID SUPPLEMENTATION

THYROID SUBSTITUTION IN CASE OF POST OPERATIVE PHASE

WHAT IS THE BEST DRUG?

  • ELTROXIN
  • THYROX
  • THYRONORM

These drugs can be given -dose strength varies from 65 microgram to 200 micro gram once a day in the morning before food.

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