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When you suspect your patient is hypothyroid:
Your patient has a TSH of 8.0 (rr 0.5 – 4.5), a Free T4 of 0.7 (rr 0.82 – 1.77) and a Free T3 of 2.2 (rr 2.0 – 4.4). Your optimal first Rx could be:
Pharmaceutical Levothyroxine is:
Which of the multicolored T4 dosages is free of color:
A good starting dose of T4 is, depending on patient sensitivity:
Your patient has a TSH of 2.9 (rr 0.5 – 4.5), a Free T4 of 0.95 (rr 0.82 – 1.77) and a Free T3 of 1.75 (rr 2.0 – 4.4). Your optimal first Rx could be:
Liothyronine has a longer half life than Levothyroxine:
Comercial T3 (Cytomel) has a longer half life than Levothyroxine (T4):
Comercial T3 (Cytomel) comes in two dosage strengths: 5 mcg & 25 mcg
Comercial T3 (Cytomel) should be administered q.d. only:
Compounded T3 should be administered in extended release or “Long Acting” form (“LAT3”):
A common starting dose of LAT3 is:
A common ultimate upper limit dosage for LAT3 is:
LA T3 should be administered with T4: