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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 630-631

Medication counseling for thyroxine

1 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 CEO, Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Medicine, Shilpa Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
5 Department of Medicine, Dia Care Diabetes Care, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
6 Department of Medicine, Diabetes and Thyroid Specialities Center, Thane, Maharashtra, India
7 Department of Endocrinology, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, New Delhi, India
8 Department of Medicine, Dr. Pritam Gupta's Clinic, New Delhi, India
9 Department of Endocrinology, IGPGMR, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
10 Department of Endocrinology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
11 Department of Endocrinology, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
12 Department of Medicine, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
13 Department of Endocrinology, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
14 Department of Thryoidology, INMAS, New Delhi, India
15 Department of Medicine, Diabetes, Obesity and Thyroid Center, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_91_17

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This communication from the National Indian Patient-centered Thyroid Management group provides a useful tool to help in medication counseling during hypothyroidism management. The authors classify and list aspects of thyroxine use which must be discussed with patients on thyroxine supplementation or replacement. Issues related to concomitant food and medications intake, preconception and pregnancy management, as well as sick day care, are also discussed.

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