Thyroid stimulating hormone stability in patients prescribed synthetic or desiccated thyroid products: A retrospective study

Rolake Kuye, Catherine Riggs, Jordan King, Rachel Heilmann, Deanna Kurz, Jessica Milchak

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Abstract

The purpose of this retrospective matched-cohort study was to evaluate the stability of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in patients using synthetic compared with desiccated thyroid products. Patients using a thyroid product for the treatment of hypothyroidism were matched 1:1 on age, sex, race/ethnicity, and had a follow-up period of 3 years after the index date. The primary outcome was percent of in-range TSH values. Over 3 years, TSH values in both groups were in-range 79% of the time (P = 0.905). Our results showed no difference in longitudinal TSH stability between desiccated thyroid products and synthetic levothyroxine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of family medicine
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Desiccated thyroid
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Levothyroxine
  • Stability
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Thyrotropin, thyroxine, thyroid (USP)

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