This medication is a recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), used as an adjunctive diagnostic tool for serum thyroglobulin (Tg) testing with or without radioiodine in thyroid cancer patients.
Contraindicated in patients with heart attack, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, certain adrenal gland problems, and hypersensitivity.
A two-injection regimen is recommended.
IM- First regimen- The recommended dose is 0.9 mg, followed by 0.9mg infusion 24 hours later as second regimen.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the muscle.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, overactive thyroid, certain hormone problems, children less than 16 years, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Most Common :
Nausea, vomiting and headache.
♦• Central Nervous System:Stroke.
• Miscellaneous : Fatigue, dizziness, weakness, sleeplessness, diarrhea, throat infection and abnormality in blood cholesterol.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C).
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