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If seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) cause enlarged thyroid cancer will my doctor put me on another one?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not Cancer

It is unusual for those medications to cause an underactive thyroid.
There is some thought that it may be a temporary problem eventually going back to normal. However, the option of treating the underactive thyroid with thyroid hormone replacement may be a consideration for the physician if these psych meds are the best options for the patient's initial problem. Thyroid cancer is different.

In brief: Not Cancer

It is unusual for those medications to cause an underactive thyroid.
There is some thought that it may be a temporary problem eventually going back to normal. However, the option of treating the underactive thyroid with thyroid hormone replacement may be a consideration for the physician if these psych meds are the best options for the patient's initial problem. Thyroid cancer is different.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Up to you Doctor

It is unusual for those medications to cause thyroid problems.
There is some thought that it may be a temporary problem eventually going back to normal. However, the option of treating the under active thyroid with thyroid hormone replacement may be a consideration for the physician if the seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are the best options for the patient's underlying problem.

In brief: Up to you Doctor

It is unusual for those medications to cause thyroid problems.
There is some thought that it may be a temporary problem eventually going back to normal. However, the option of treating the under active thyroid with thyroid hormone replacement may be a consideration for the physician if the seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are the best options for the patient's underlying problem.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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