How to prescribe thyroid hormones

Portmann, L.

Revue Medicale Suisse 5(198): 758-762


ISSN/ISBN: 1660-9379
PMID: 19418976
Document Number: 12933
Thyroid substitution is generally considered easy as well by general practitioners as by specialists, considering that a single hormone levothyroxin is recommended and that laboratory tests are readily available for measurement of free T4 and TSH. However cross sectional studies have shown that about 45% of patients are over-treated and under-treated. This paper summarizes the critical information useful to facilitate a better management of hypothyroid patients by promoting long lasting euthyroidism.

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How to prescribe thyroid hormones