Levothyroxine Replacement in Obese Hypothyroid FemalesLevothyroxine Replacement in Obese Hypothyroid Females
Obesity may factor into finding the optimal regimen for levothyroxine replacement in hypothyroid patients after thyroidectomy. Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

AmeriCares Provides T4 Treatment for Thyroid Awareness MonthAmeriCares Provides T4 Treatment for Thyroid Awareness Month
The global health and emergency-response organization AmeriCares partners with pharma to promote Thyroid Awareness Month and provide levothyroxine therapy to low-income patients across all 50 US states. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Synthroid (Levothyroxine) Medication: General Information
Synthroid or, 'levothyroxine,' in its generic form, is a replacement for a hormone usually produced by a person's thyroid gland to regulate their body's metabolism and energy. Synthroid is administered when a person's thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own. Synthroid treats, 'hypothyroidism,' or low thyroid hormone. The medication is also used to prevent or treat goiter, which may be caused by hormone imbalances, surgery, radiation treatment, or cancer. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 16, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Pharmaceutical - Drug Information Source Type: news

Synthroid (Levothyroxine) Medication: General Information
Information regarding the drug Synthroid, administered when the human thyroid gland does not produce enough of this hormone on its own (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 16, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Pharmaceutical Source Type: news

LT4 therapy for SCH may improve pregnancy outcomes
Levothyroxine therapy during pregnancy in women with subclinical hypothyroidism was associated with a decrease in low birth weight and low Apgar scores but not with a significant decrease in pregnancy loss in a large retrospective cohort study presented at the 15th Internation Thryroid Congress. Clinical Endocrinology News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Iron deficiency may explain persistent hypothyroidism symptoms
Between 30% and 50% of hypothyroid patients with persistent symptoms despite adequate levothyroxine therapy may have covert iron deficiency; the findings were presented at the 15th International Thyroid Congress. Clinical Endocrinology News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No Thyroid-Function Benefits With T4/T3 Combo in Crossover StudyNo Thyroid-Function Benefits With T4/T3 Combo in Crossover Study
Despite anecdotal reports of improvement when patients with hypothyroidism take levothyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) together, a new study testing a fixed-dose combination fails to impress. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic and Clinical Issues in Levothyroxine Sodium Bioequivalency
Guest Editor(s) Milo Gibaldi Current methodology to assess bioequivalence of levothyroxine sodium products is inadequate Author(s) Vicky A. Blakesley Bioequivalence studies for levothyroxine Author(s) Sanford Bolton New questions regarding bioequivalence of levothyroxine preparations A Clinician's response Author(s) William L. (Source: AAPS Publications)
Source: AAPS Publications - August 19, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Affects Inflammatory Markers in HypothyroidismLevothyroxine Affects Inflammatory Markers in Hypothyroidism
Find out how levothyroxine therapy affects inflammatory biomarkers in patients with hypothyroidism. BMC Endocrine Disorders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Society endorsement for British Thyroid Association position on management of hypothyroidism
The Society for Endocrinology has endorsed the 2015 British Thyroid Association (BTA) Executive Committee statement on the management of primary hypothyroidism which was published online in Clinical Endocrinology on 25 June 2015.   Hypothyroidism affects 2 % of the UK population and is caused by reduced activity of the thyroid gland which produces the thyroid hormones, Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3) which regulate the body’s metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism is usually treated by taking daily hormone replacement tablets. However, there is currently much debate about the role of combined treatment ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 21, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

US endocrine societies at odds over advice on T3 for hypothyroidism
Two leading US endocrine societies — the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the American Association for Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) — are at odds over the specific advice that should be given to doctors regarding the use of triiodothyronine (so-called T3) in patients with hypothyroidism who do not fare well on levothyroxine treatment (T4) alone. Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drugs That Interact With LevothyroxineDrugs That Interact With Levothyroxine
Which prescription drugs and dietary supplements significantly affect TSH in patients taking levothyroxine? Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Dose Levothyroxine Effective for Myxedema Coma TreatmentHigh-Dose Levothyroxine Effective for Myxedema Coma Treatment
Key clinical signs in the rare but deadly condition include altered mental state and infection. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 6, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

100 Most Prescribed, Best-Selling Drugs Through September100 Most Prescribed, Best-Selling Drugs Through September
The cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine as the most prescribed drug in the United States, recent data show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

100 Most Prescribed, Best-Selling Branded Drugs Through September100 Most Prescribed, Best-Selling Branded Drugs Through September
The cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine as the most prescribed drug in the United States, recent data show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 3, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news