Thyroid desiccated Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Thyroid desiccated Pregnancy Warnings
Pregnant mothers provide little or no thyroid hormone to the fetus. The incidence of congenital hypothyroidism is relatively high (1:4000). Routine determination of serum T4 and/or TSH is strongly advised in neonates in view of the deleterious effects of thyroid deficiency on growth and development.
Thyroid desiccated has been assigned to pregnancy category A by the FDA. There are no controlled in human pregnancy. Clinical experience to date does not indicate any adverse effect on the fetus when thyroid hormones are administered to pregnant women. Thyroid replacement therapy should be maintained during pregnancy.
Thyroid desiccated Breastfeeding Warnings
Small amounts of thyroid desiccated are excreted into human milk. Adverse effects in the nursing infant are unlikely. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering thyroid desiccated to nursing women.
References for pregnancy information
- "Product Information. Armour thyroid (thyroid desiccated)." Forest Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO.
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