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Thyroid Desiccated Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 2, 2024.

Applies to the following strengths: 60 mg; 120 mg; 30 mg; 15 mg; 90 mg; 180 mg; 240 mg; 300 mg; 65 mg; 130 mg; 16.25 mg; 32.5 mg; 97.5 mg; 150 mg; 8 mg; 48.75 mg; 81.25 mg; 113.75 mg; 146.25 mg; 162.5 mg; 195 mg; 260 mg; 325 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for Hypothyroidism

Initial dose: 30 mg orally per day
Maintenance dose: Increase in increments of 15 mg per day every 2 to 3 weeks to a usual maintenance dose of 60 to 120 mg/day


Uses: For use as replacement or supplemental therapy in patients with hypothyroidism of any etiology, except transient hypothyroidism during the recovery phase of subacute thyroiditis

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypothyroidism

0 to 6 months: 4.8 to 6 mg/kg/day orally
6 to 12 months: 3.6 to 4.8 mg/kg/day orally
1 to 5 years: 3 to 3.6 mg/kg/day orally
6 to 12 years: 2.4 to 3 mg/kg/day orally
Over 12 years: 1.2 to 1.8 mg/kg/day orally

Comments: This product has not been found by the US FDA to be safe and effective and the product labeling has not been approved.

Use: For the treatment of congenital hypothyroidism

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dose Adjustments

Patients with cardiovascular disease: Initiate therapy at lower doses (i.e., 15 to 30 mg orally per day); when in such patients a euthyroid state can only be reached at the expense of aggravation of cardiovascular disease, thyroid hormone dosage should be reduced.

Elderly: This drug meets the American Society Beers Criteria due to concern about cardiac effects in patients 65 years or older; avoid use.



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