Hurthle Cell Carcinoma Medication

Updated: Jan 29, 2018
  • Author: Serhat Aytug, MD; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity, induce remission, and prevent complications. Thyroid hormone therapy is used to replace endogenous production after thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy.

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Thyroid hormones

Class Summary

Levothyroxine treatment is started after the treatment dose of131 I is administered.

Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl)

In active form, influences growth and maturation of tissues. Involved in normal growth, metabolism, and development. Children require treatment with higher doses than adults.

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