Thyroxine / Synthroid / Levothyroid



- Discussion:
     - for hypothyroidism (otherwise healthy): 100ug/day, initially,
     - maintenance dose: 100-200ug/day over 3 week period;
     - in elderly: 25ug/day initially, increasing by25ug/day at 4 week intervals;

- Labs: thyroid panel

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Wound complications in thyroxine-supplemented patients following foot and ankle surgery.



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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, December 19, 2011 1:12 pm