Flashcards in Thyroid Deck (4)
Parenteral alternative for levothyroxine?
Differences in action?
more rapidly metabolised - few hours to effect, 24-48 hours until effect ends
Starting dose for levothyroxine
adjust dose how often?
Under 49: 50-100microg daily
Over 50/cardiac disease: 25microg daily
Caution with levothyroxine?
Cardiac disease - therefore baseline egc may be valuble as changes induced my medication can be confused with ishcaemia