A 37-year-old member asked:

What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism can be cared for by surgery, or medication depending on the findings on x-ray. Sometimes there is so much thyroid gland to remove that you will have hypothyroidism and need thyroid replacement, Other times medical therapy can be prescribed. Not a pleasant experience at the beginning but over time you should have no problems.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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33 years experience
2 types, generally: Hi. The most common medications used to treat newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism are antithyroid drugs (methimazole or PTU) to calm down the hyperthyroidism, and a beta-blocker to help fast heart rate and tremor. If radioactive iodine therapy is planned, probably just the beta-blocker in most cases. Good luck!
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