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Levothyroxine sodium

This drug is simply synthetic T4

Liothyronine

This drug is simply synthetic T3

L-thyroxine

This drug is preferable for the long-term treatment of hypothyroidism, because of its longer half-life

100

This is the average replacement dose (in ug) of L-thyroxine for hypothyroidism

thionamides

This class of drugs is used in the medium to long-term treatment of hyperthyroidism

propylthiouracil

This thionamide drug has a 2 h half-life and is less potent than methimazole

methimazole

This thionamide drug has a 12 h half-life and is more potent than propylthiouracil

iodination

Thionamide drugs work by inhibiting this from occuring to lumenal thyroglobulin

iodide salts

These drugs are effective for rapid relief of acute thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storms)

radioactive sodium iodide

This drug is used for the definitive medical treatment of hyperthyroidism

propranolol

This beta-blocker drug is an adjuvant therapy for symptom control of hyperthyroidism

calcium channel blockers

These drugs relieve the tachycardia of hyperthyroidism

dexamethasone

This glucocorticoid inhibits peripheral T4 to T3 conversion

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