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General Information on Thyrotropin Alfa

Generic Name : Thyrotropin Alfa

Pronunciation : THYE-roe-TROE-pin AL-fa

Latest prescription information about Thyrotropin Alfa. 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 Thyrotropin Alfa

International- Thyrogen Inj.

Why is Thyrotropin Alfa Prescribed? (Indications)

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. 

When should Thyrotropin Alfa not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart attack, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, certain adrenal gland problems, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Thyrotropin Alfa?

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.

How should Thyrotropin Alfa be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Thyrotropin Alfa?

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.

What are the side effects of Thyrotropin Alfa?

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting and headache.
  Central Nervous System:Stroke.
   Miscellaneous : Fatigue, dizziness, weakness, sleeplessness, diarrhea, throat infection and abnormality in blood cholesterol.

What are the other precautions for Thyrotropin Alfa?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Thyrotropin Alfa?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8C).

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