Thyroglobulin - Drug Information

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General Information on Thyroglobulin

Generic Name : Thyroglobulin

Pronunciation : thye- roe- glob'- yoo- lin

Latest prescription information about Thyroglobulin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Thyroid And Antithyroid Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Thyroglobulin

India- Proloid.
International- Proloid.

Why is Thyroglobulin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a hormone of the thyroid gland, prescribed for hypothyroidism (deficiency in the production of thyroid hormone).  

When should Thyroglobulin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Thyroglobulin?

PO- Adults, teenagers, and children—At first, 32 milligrams (mg) a day. It may be increased if needed.

How should Thyroglobulin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Thyroglobulin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of trouble in swallowing, heart problems, high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, anemia, sugar, jaundice, under active adrenal or pituitary gland, osteoporosis, infertility, adrenal gland problems, thyroid problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
• Dietary fiber may decrease the absorption of this medication; consult with your doctor for proper diet.

What are the side effects of Thyroglobulin?

   Less common : Headache (severe) in children, skin rash or hives, chest pain, confusion, fast or irregular heartbeat, mood swings, muscle weakness, psychosis. Restlessness, yellow eyes or skin, shortness of breath.
   Miscellaneous : Clumsiness, coldness, constipation, dry and puffy skin, listlessness, muscle aches, sleepiness, tiredness, weakness and weight gain.

What are the other precautions for Thyroglobulin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Thyroglobulin?

Store it at room temperature (15-30°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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