Rules For Taking Thyroid Medications?
Good evening, my mother is currently recovering from a thyroid. What recommendations for taking 50mg of Uthyrox for TSHS numbers?
Good evening, thanks for the question
The drug in question contains levothyroxine, which is a synthesis of hormones produced by the thyroid gland. This treatment is given to treat hypothyroid conditions, which are conditions where the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones for the body's metabolism.
In young patients without a history of heart disease, treatment can be started with a dose of 75 mcg per day, then the dose can be increased slowly according to an increase in TSH levels.
Whereas in elderly patients with disorders of the heart and blood vessels must be started from a low dose. In that case the dose was started at 25 mcg. This dose can be increased by 25 mcg to 50 mcg every 4-6 weeks until TSH levels reach normal values.
Therefore levotiroxin with a certain dose cannot be determined for certain TSH levels. This is because the size of the dose is influenced by age, patient's disease history, and clinical response to treatment. Why is it important to have regular hormone tests because it is to adjust the medication dosage to reach normal hormone levels.
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