Ortho-Preferred

Levothyroxine/Synthroid


- for hypothyroidism; 
- Adult: - 25-40ug/day initially, then increase by 25-50ug/day each month; 
- usual dose = 100-200ug/day; titrate dosage based on response; 
- Peds: 1-5 yrs: 4-6 ug/kg/24hr qd; > 5 yrs: 3-4 ug/kg/24hr qd 
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Slipped upper femoral epiphysis and primary juvenile hypothyroidism.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 16, 2011 3:36 pm