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Thyroid Drugs

Thyroid and anti-thyroid agents: The main activity of the thyroid gland is dependent upon two active principles, thyroxine and tri-iodothyroxine - both iodine containing amino acids. These iodine containing thyroid hormones are concerned with growth, development and metabolic process. They raise the basal metabolic rate (BMR) and in some tissues stimulate oxygen consumption.  Some thyroid hormones like thyroxine and liothyronine are safe during pregnancy.  But antithyroid substances like carbimazole and propythiouracil may cause congenital goitre by inhibiting thyroxine synthesis in the fetus.  These products should therefore be used only after carefully weighing the mother's needs against the risk to the fetus. 

Products: Thyroxine
For Children: Caution
For Pregnant Women: Caution
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Caution
Contra-indications*: Hypersensitivity
Caution: Coronary heart disease

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