Congenital Hypothyroidism Medication

Updated: May 02, 2023
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD, FAAP  more...
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Thyroid Hormones

Class Summary

These agents are administered to supplement thyroid hormone in patients with hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine is the preferred form of thyroid hormone replacement in all patients with hypothyroidism. [84] Desiccated thyroid is an obsolete medication made from pooled animal tissue. Desiccated thyroid should not be used.

Levothyroxine (Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid)

Also known as L-thyroxine, T4, and thyroxine. A thyroid hormone with proven record of safety, efficacy, and ease of use. In active form, influences growth and maturation of tissues. Involved in normal growth, metabolism, and development.