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    7 Drugs classified under this therapeutic system


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    Eltroxin
    Perrigo
    RX
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    Eltroxin

    Thyroid Hormones. Levothyroxine Sodium 50 mcg, 100 mcg.
    TABS: 100. Initial: 50-100 μg dly, adjust
    by 50 μg at 4-6 wk intervals until
    normal metab. maintain. Pts > 50 yrs:
    Initial: Max 50 μg dly. Cardiac dis: 25 μg
    dly (as 50 μg on alternate days). See lit.
    Hypothyroidism, cretinism, juvenile
    myxoedema.
    C/I: Hypersens., thyrotoxicos.

    Euthyrox
    Merck
    RX
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    Euthyrox

    Thyroid Hormones. Levothyroxine Sodium 50 mcg, 100 mcg.
    SCORED TABS: 100 x 50 μg, 100 x 100 μg.
    Start with low dose, increase grad.
    every 2-4 wks until full replace. dose
    reached.
    Benign euthyroid goitre, prophylax.
    relapse aft. surgery for euthyroid goitre,
    hypothyroidism., supp. ther. thyroid
    cancer, during anti-thyroid drug tmt.,
    diagnost. use, See lit.
    C/I: Hypersens., untreated adrenal and/
    or pituitary insuffic., untreat.
    thyrotoxicos., pregn., acute MI, acute
    myocarditis, acute pancarditis, with
    antithyroid agent. See lit.

    Mercaptizol
    Taro
    RX
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    Mercaptizol

    Antithyroid Agent. Methimazole 20 mg.
    TABS: 20, 30. 2-3 tabs. dly. up to 5 tabs.
    dly. Maint: 1/4-1 tab. dly.
    Hyperthyroidism.
    C/I: Hypersens. lact.

    Mimpara
    Amgen
    RX
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    Mimpara

    Anti-Parathyroid Agent. Cinacalcet 30, 60, 90 mg.
    F.C. TABS: 14, 28, 84 x 30 mg, 60 mg, 90
    mg. With food/shortly aft. meal, whole
    and not div. Adults only. Second.
    hyperparathyroidism: Initial: 30 mg 1 x
    dly. Titrate every 2-4 wks to max. 180
    mg 1 x dly. PTH levels to be assessed at
    least 12 hrs. aft. dos. See lit.
    Parathyroid carcinoma and primary
    hyperparathyroidism: Initial: 30 mg 2 x
    dly. Titrate every 2-4 wks as foll:
    Sequentially: 30 mg 2 x dly; 60 mg 2 x
    dly; 90 mg 2 x dly and 90 mg 3-4 x dly
    as req. to reduce serum calc. conc. to
    below upper limit of normal. Max: 90
    mg 4 x dly.
    Tmt. second. hyperparathyroidism (HPT)
    in end-stage ren. dis. (ESRD) on maint.
    dialysis as part of ther. regimen incl.
    phosphate binders and/or vit. D steroids
    (as appropriate). Reduct. hypercalcem. in
    parathyroid carcinoma and primary HPT
    for whom parathyroidectomy would be
    indicated based on serum calc. levels
    (defin. by relev. treat. guide.), but in whom
    parathyroidectomy is not clinic. approp. or
    is contraind.
    C/I: Hypersens.

    Propyl-Thiocil
    Teva
    RX
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    Propyl-Thiocil

    Antithyroid Agent. Propylthiouracil 50 mg.
    TABS: 30. Initial: 300 mg dly. in 3 equal
    doses every 8 hrs. Severe cases: 400
    mg dly. Maint: 100-150 mg dly. Child
    6-10 yrs: Initial: 150-350 mg dly. Maint:
    Accord. to pt. response.
    Hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis.


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