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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-6

Effects of drugs on thyroid function

1 Excel Center (Unit of Excelcare Hospitals), Ulubari, Guwahati, India
2 Bicon Limited, Bangaluru, India

Correspondence Address:
Manash P Baruah
Excel Center (Unit of Excelcare Hospitals), Ulubari, Guwahati, Assam-781 007
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.92387

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A good number of drugs used in different indications in wide variety of clinical fields may influence the thyroid function tests (TFT), the use of which has seen a substantial increase in various clinical fields. Therefore, it is important to consider the possible effect of these drugs both on the results of TFT. Although two classical examples, i.e., amidarone and lithium are discussed in details, some special drugs classes like cytokines, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and highly active antiretroviral therapy are also highlighted.

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