"Hypothyroidism" in children, please keep this medication manual

time:2022-12-02 13:53:42source:monlittlebaby.com author:Baby bones
"Hypothyroidism" in children, please keep this medication manual

*For reference only for medical professionals, the prevalence of thyroid diseases has increased in recent years, and early identification and treatment of hypothyroidism in children is critical to optimal growth and development. Pediatricians play a key role in identifying at-risk patients. Levothyroxine is one of the commonly used drugs for the treatment of hypothyroidism. How should it be used in pediatric patients? The editor summarizes the following two points, hurry up and collect them! Congenital hypothyroidism uses different doses!
  • In general, for the treatment of hypothyroidism in children, the recommended initial dose of levothyroxine is 12.5-50 μg, and the recommended maintenance dose is 100-150 μg/m2.
  • Initiating replacement therapy quickly is important in newborns and infants with congenital hypothyroidism. During the first three months of treatment, the recommended daily dose is 10-15 μg/kg body weight, after which the dose should be adjusted according to individual clinical effect, thyroid hormone and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels.
Remember the time of taking the medicine! Infants and young children should take the full dose of this product at least 30 minutes before the first meal of the day, not after a meal. The tablet can be smashed into a suspension with an appropriate amount of water, which is convenient for children to take, but keep in mind that this step needs to be performed temporarily before taking the medicine, and the resulting drug suspension can be taken with an appropriate liquid. More Corey's popular drugs, where to learn? Pediatric medication is no trivial matter. Some medicines do not have corresponding dosage forms for children. Can children use them? Do I need to adjust the dose? Polyene phosphatamide contains benzyl alcohol, children are prohibited! The Food and Drug Administration warns infants and young children under the age of 2 to use paracetamol with caution... What other drugs are banned for children? The "Pediatric Drugs" column of the dry goods doctor station for the drugs you want is all available👇1. Scan the QR code below 2. Click "Download Now" 3. Open the Doctor Station App and click the column 4. Find the "Pediatric Drugs" in the clinical medication to follow Column Subscribe to the column, read the hot drug search every day! Download the Doctor Station App and subscribe anytime, anywhere~
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