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How does a doctor decide what dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) to give a patient?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Follow TSH

The average dose is about 125 mcg/day.
But there is a lot of variation. Bigger people need more. Older people less. The TSH is followed to guide the dose. If the dose is too low, the TSH will be too high.

In brief: Follow TSH

The average dose is about 125 mcg/day.
But there is a lot of variation. Bigger people need more. Older people less. The TSH is followed to guide the dose. If the dose is too low, the TSH will be too high.
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