Thyroid Research and Practice

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--6

Effects of drugs on thyroid function


Manash P Baruah1, Rajkumar Johny Singh2 
1 Excel Center (Unit of Excelcare Hospitals), Ulubari, Guwahati, India
2 Bicon Limited, Bangaluru, India

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Manash P Baruah
Excel Center (Unit of Excelcare Hospitals), Ulubari, Guwahati, Assam-781 007
India

A good number of drugs used in different indications in wide variety of clinical fields may influence the thyroid function tests (TFT), the use of which has seen a substantial increase in various clinical fields. Therefore, it is important to consider the possible effect of these drugs both on the results of TFT. Although two classical examples, i.e., amidarone and lithium are discussed in details, some special drugs classes like cytokines, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and highly active antiretroviral therapy are also highlighted.


How to cite this article:
Baruah MP, Singh RJ. Effects of drugs on thyroid function.Thyroid Res Pract 2012;9:3-6


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Baruah MP, Singh RJ. Effects of drugs on thyroid function. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];9:3-6
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