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Hyperthyroidism



- See:
    - Thyroid Panel
    - Ortho Changes
    - Thyroid Storm

- Hyperthyroidism, Chronic Rx:
    - Long term Rx:
         - PTU: initially: 150mg PO q8hr; (max 1200mg/day)
         - Methimazole (Tapazole) in PO form;
              - starting dose for Methimazole (5-10mg tabs) is 10mg PO q8hr w/ doses upto 90mg/day sometimes needed;
              - because they work by inhibiting synthesis, may take up to 2-3wks for effects, & normalization in 6 wks