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Lately there has been a number of threads talking about the use of drugs and thyroid diseases.

Here's a list of drugs that may cause hypothyroidism:

  • Lithium
  • Aspirin
  • Amiodarone
  • Interferones
  • Sulfonamides
  • Iodine overdose
  • Antihyperthyroid medication over treatment
  • Imatinib and Sunitinib
  • Antidepressants
  • Phenytoin and Carbamazepine
 

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Lithium!!

Can you please explain the important points about Lithium? and how does it affect the Thyroid gland?? this drug is a real problem for me!! :confused:
 

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Can you please explain the important points about Lithium? and how does it affect the Thyroid gland?? this drug is a real problem for me!! :confused:
As ManuHarish pointed out in this post
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-s...miodarone-hypo-hyper-thyroidism.html#post5220
Lithium is a drug that inhibit T4 to T3 conversion

If you want serious explanation about the specific effect of Lithium on the thyroid I suggest you read this detailed medscape article
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/581200
 
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