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How Are Thyroid Function Tests Altered by Thyroid Replacement Medications?

Title: How Are Thyroid Function Tests Altered by Thyroid Replacement Medications?.
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Name(s): Shah, Shawn, author
Rodríguez, Jose, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Small changes in the dosing of levothyroxine (±25 mcg) are associated with large changes in serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) concentrations, but not with measurable changes in hypothyroid symptoms, well-being, or quality of life. (SOR: B, based on a single RCT.) Taking levothyroxine while fasting is associated with a higher serum FT4 and lower serum TSH compared with administration after a meal, but these differences are small. (SOR: C, based on a single RCT using disease-oriented outcomes.)
Identifier: FSU_migr_fmr-0032 (IID)
Keywords: thyroid replacement medications, levothyroxine, thyroid function tests
Note: Originally published in Evidence Based Practice
Citation: Shah, S., & Rodríguez, J. E. (2010). How are thyroid function tests altered by thyroid replacement medications? Evidence Based Practice, 14(10): 12-13.
Subject(s): Chemicals
Drugs
Diagnosis
Endocrine glands -- Diseases
Diabetes
Endocrinology
Metabolism
Medical sciences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_fmr-0032
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Family Medicine and Rural Health Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Evidence Based Practice.
Issue: 10, 14

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Shah, S., & Rodríguez, J. (2010). How Are Thyroid Function Tests Altered by Thyroid Replacement Medications? Evidence Based Practice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_fmr-0032