antithyroid

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Related to antithyroid drugs: hypothyroidism

antithyroid

(ˌæntɪˈθaɪrɔɪd)
adj
acting against excessive thyroid activity
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Adj.1.antithyroid - having the effect of counteracting excessive thyroid activityantithyroid - having the effect of counteracting excessive thyroid activity; "antithyroid drugs"
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People with an underactive thyroid will need to take thyroid hormone supplements for the rest of their lives, and those with an overactive thyroid will be treated with radioactive iodine or antithyroid drugs which bring the gland under control.
MANAGEMENT OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Arguments for the prolonged use of antithyroid drugs in children with Graves' disease.
Kocher's mortality rate for such cases was only 4.5%, which was extraordinary, especially when reviewing that this was a time before preoperative preparation with iodine or antithyroid drugs. (3)
(15) Hyperthyroidism is commonly treated with medication, such as beta-blockers and antithyroid drugs, radioiodine therapy, and/or thyroid surgery.
These cases highlight that patients should be informed about the earliest symptoms of serious adverse effects of antithyroid drugs, such as hepatic toxicity, and that they should be advised to stop taking the medication immediately and contact their physician if such symptoms occur.
As all of them were on antithyroid drugs before getting RAI so majority of study participants, who were in the category of hyperthyroid, converted to Euthyroid at 6 months after RAI, to be precise 36.5%.
However, antithyroid drugs cannot achieve complete control of thyroid hormone levels rapidly and typically require at least 3 weeks to reduce thyroid hormone levels (12).
Antithyroid drugs for the treatment of hypothyroidism caused by Graves' disease.
Antithyroid drugs (ATD) are commonly used in the treatment of thyrotoxicosis, particularly in the treatment of Grave's disease.