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I am 74 male. Used to take Thyrox 50 when

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Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Question: I am 74 male. Used to take Thyrox 50 when my TSH level was 3.4. Along with that I take Glynase MF before breakfast, Eurepa 1mg x 2 before lunch and dinner, Dabigat 110 mg x 2 morning and evening , tendia 20 mg after dinner, Nebicard 5 mg at 6 pm,Mactor 10 before bed and Gabapin ME 300 x2 morning and evening. I forgot to take Thyrox for about 50 days and when I tested blood to day, my TSH level has become 13.7. What should I do now.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Restart medications at the same dose....

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Since TSH value was under control with 50mcg of thyrox, it would be wise to start the same dose despite TSH value more than 10. You need to repeat TSH value again after 3 months to know the TSH response. Further dose adjustment can be done thereafter.

May I know your current weight?

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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my weight is 68 kg/5ft7 inches
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Dose of 112.5mcg would be ideal..

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Dose of 112.5mcg would be appropriate. But as I mentioned I would start it with 50mcg and gradually increase it to there after 3 months of TSH testing.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Restart medications at the same dose.... Detailed Answer: Hi, Since TSH value was under control with 50mcg of thyrox, it would be wise to start the same dose despite TSH value more than 10. You need to repeat TSH value again after 3 months to know the TSH response. Further dose adjustment can be done thereafter. May I know your current weight? Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards