Management of hypothyroidism during pregnancy

Bungard, Tammy J.; Hurlburt, Mary
April 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/10/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 8, p1077
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case study of a 33-year-old pregnant woman with primary hypothyroidism, who was taking the drug levothyroxine. The changes in thyroid stimulating hormone levels were checked periodically. That the prenatal multivitamins and levothyroxine when taken together reduces the efficacy of levothyroxine is mentioned. It is also suggested that pregnant women with primary hypothyroidism require additional levothyroxine to achieve pre-conception thyroid stimulating hormone levels.


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