Congenital Hypothyroidism Medication

Updated: Oct 14, 2017
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Medication

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. [81] 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.