Identifying Predictors of Prolonged Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment After Thyroidectomy.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, K6/100E Clinical Science Center, Madison, Wisconsin. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Levothyroxine (LT4) is one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States; however, many patients started on LT4 after thyroidectomy suffer from symptoms of hyper- or hypo-thyroidism before achieving euthyroidism. This study aims to describe the time required for dose adjustment before achieving euthyroidism and identify predictors of prolonged dose adjustment (PDA+) after thyroidectomy.

Keywords

Dosing,Levothyroxine,Predictors,Supplements,Synthroid,Thyroidectomy,

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