levothyroxine


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Related to levothyroxine: hypothyroidism, levothyroxine sodium

le·vo·thy·rox·ine

 (lē′və-thī-rŏk′sēn′, -sĭn)
n.
An isomer of thyroxine, C15H10I4NO4, used in the form of its sodium salt to treat thyroxine deficiency.
Translations

levothyroxine

n levotiroxina
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If you're diagnosed with underactive thyroid, you'll likely be prescribed the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levothroid[R], Synthroid[R]) which is taken daily to restore the body's hormone balance.
Participants using levothyroxine were compared with controls matched for age, sex, race, and serum TSH.
Patient perception plays a large role in subjective benefit of levothyroxine therapy for hypothyroidism, suggests a double-blind randomized controlled trial reported at the annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association.
For their research, scientists followed 737 adults with an average age of 74 years, half of whom were treated with placebo and half with levothyroxine.
16 The current guidelines suggest treating SCH with levothyroxine before conception and during gestation with the aim of keeping TSH within trimester-specific reference range.
Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that there is no benefit in the controversial use of levothyroxine when treating older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism.
His dose of levothyroxine was adjusted and he was asked to follow up with thyroid antibodies.
Long-term use of large doses of thyroid hormone supplementation with levothyroxine appears to be responsible.
About 153 (11 per cent) were taking amiodarone and 174 (13 per cent) were taking levothyroxine.
LEVOTHYROXINE PROVIDED NO BENEFITS in older patients with subclinical hypothyroidism in the first large randomized clinical trial of the treatment for this indication, which was presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
Hyperthyroidism treatment entails use of radioactive iodine to disable the thyroid or, as a last resort, surgery to remove the gland, followed by indefinite levothyroxine therapy.
The benefits of treating sub-clinical hypothyroidism with low-dose levothyroxine may outweigh the harms of delaying treatment until the condition has become symptomatic, requiring higher doses, according to one of the authors of a "Beyond the Guidelines" assessment of this controversy.