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Thyrotropin Alpha Dosage

Medically reviewed on November 9, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 1.1 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Thyroid Cancer

A two-injection regimen is recommended: 0.9 mg intramuscularly (IM), followed by a second 0.9 mg IM injection 24 hours later.

Radioiodine administration should be given 24 hours following the final injection.

Usual Adult Dose for Diagnostic

A two-injection regimen is recommended: 0.9 mg intramuscularly (IM), followed by a second 0.9 mg IM injection 24 hours later.

For serum thyroglobulin (Tg) testing, the serum sample should be obtained 72 hours after the final injection.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Thyroid Cancer

16 years or older:
A two-injection regimen is recommended: 0.9 mg intramuscularly (IM), followed by a second 0.9 mg IM injection 24 hours later.

Radioiodine administration should be given 24 hours following the final injection.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diagnostic

16 years and older:
A two-injection regimen is recommended: 0.9 mg intramuscularly (IM), followed by a second 0.9 mg IM injection 24 hours later.

For serum thyroglobulin (Tg) testing, the serum sample should be obtained 72 hours after the final injection.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dialysis

Elimination is significantly slower in dialysis-dependent end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, resulting in prolonged elevation of TSH levels.

Further information

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