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Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

Multiple but uncommon: One in ten patient on antithyroid drugs can have rashes, joint pains, bad taste in their mouth. More rarely, patients may have a reversible drop in their white blood cells. This is a dangerous but rare side effect that can lead to severe infection. Even more rarely, liver disease can occur, and an inflammation of the blood vessels called vasculitis. Your doctor should explain all this carefully so taht you can recognize side effects timely. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Thyroid (Definition)

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Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication..Will i get pregnant?

Yes, it can.: Thyroid disease impacts fertility. Both elevated and low levels of thyroid hormone can have an impact. For this reason, you should continue your medication. (ptu (propylthiouracil) is better than mtx in pregnancy.) be sure to discuss these concerns with your physician. ...Read more

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Antithyroid medication (Tip)

Prevent thyroid storm, bulging eyes and goiter, take the medications. ...See more

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When you start your antithyroid medication, how long does it take for you to feel better?

When you start your antithyroid medication, how long does it take for you to feel better?

Hyperthyroid treatmt: If you are hyperthyroid (eg. Graves disease) and start on a proper dose of methimazole, it may take several weeks for the T4 level to go down and for you to feel better. This is why beta blockers are often used; they don't affect the T4, but they help you feel better right away. ...Read more

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Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

Multiple but uncommon: One in ten patient on antithyroid drugs can have rashes, joint pains, bad taste in their mouth. More rarely, patients may have a reversible drop in their white blood cells. This is a dangerous but rare side effect that can lead to severe infection. Even more rarely, liver disease can occur, and an inflammation of the blood vessels called vasculitis. Your doctor should explain all this carefully so taht you can recognize side effects timely. ...Read more

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Antithyroid medication (Tip)

Take your medications to get under control and then discuss long-term treatment with your doctor. ...See more

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Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Not usually: Technetium is usually trapped by thyroid gland and used to determine in young children and infants the configuration of thyroid gland, hypoplasia, absence, or increased size or hyperplasia, or abnormal location. Radioactive iodine is used in older patients for determine function of thyroid gland, increased function or hyperthyroiidism or decreased function, hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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My tsh= 8.6 ft4= 0.2 but antithyroid ab and antithyroglobuline is normal! what is wrong with my thyroid?

My tsh= 8.6 ft4= 0.2 but antithyroid ab and antithyroglobuline is normal! what is wrong with my thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: I don't know the normals in your lab but those numbers look abnormal if i follow our levels here. The TSH looks high and the ft4 looks low which shows your thyroid is likely underworking. Wait for your doctor to explain and give the proper treatment depending on your laboratory levels there. ...Read more

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Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?

Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?

Meds for Grave's: 52F from UK asks if one can take antithyroid meds indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' Disease. ANS: Yes and sometimes one can even stop after a period of time but need to weigh side effects of meds vs radiation and your other circumstances that are best assessed by your thyroid Dr. ...Read more

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Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication..Will i get pregnant?

Yes, it can.: Thyroid disease impacts fertility. Both elevated and low levels of thyroid hormone can have an impact. For this reason, you should continue your medication. (ptu (propylthiouracil) is better than mtx in pregnancy.) be sure to discuss these concerns with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the trade name for antithyroid drugs?

What is the trade name for antithyroid drugs?

Antithyroid: There are many products available. Have your doctor advise you and also discuss this with your pharmacist. Please only take FDA approved therapies. The pharmacist will be very helpful and maybe more so than your doctor. ...Read more

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Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?

Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of  antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?

Side Effects: Starting with a fairly high dose of thyroxine may cause palpitations, insomnia and possible atrial fibrillation. If serum TSH is over 10, start with 50ug thyroxine and every 2 weeks increase to 75 etc., then 88 etc. ...Read more

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Iam pregnant at 8 weeks, recently discovered hyperthyroidism tsh=0.01 with palpitations.Is it safe to take antithyroid drugs?Is it necessary?

Iam pregnant at 8 weeks, recently discovered hyperthyroidism tsh=0.01 with palpitations.Is it safe to take antithyroid drugs?Is it necessary?

Yes: Yes it is safe and is necessary but first you need to complete the workup. I recommend seeing an endocrinologist at this time to sort this out. If your doctor does not want to and opt to treat this, the recommendation is ptu (propylthiouracil) for the first trimester and tapazole 2nd trimester and onward. This is the new recommendation... But i highly recommend working this up systematically. ...Read more

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Could thyroid medication help?

Could thyroid medication help?

Help what?: The correct thyroid medication can be very helpful in treating thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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Is thyroid medication effective?

Is thyroid medication effective?

Yes: For the most part. You have to properly store the thyroid replacement and take same time daily. There are rare cases where only brand name synthroid (thyroxine) works and generic doesn't work but this is rare ...Read more

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Which thyroid medication works best?

Thyroid: I cannot answer that properly until you tell me whether your thyroid is overactive or underactive. Please check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Medications to control thyroid level?

Hypo or Hypo Thyroid: In determine what medication to use to control abnormal "thyroid level", one must first establish if thyroid hormone levels are high (hyperthyroidism) or low (hypothryoidism). ...Read more

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What medication treats a lazy thyroid?

What medication treats a lazy thyroid?

Hypothyroid?: "lazy thyroid" is not a medical diagnosis. If your thyroid is truly not making enough thyroid hormone so that your thyroid level is low (tsh level is high), then the treatment is to take thyroid hormone (levothyroxine). ...Read more