Therapeutic drugs causing Thyroi disorders

G.K. Sudhakar, Ruchi Verma, Vijay Bhaskar, Lalit Kumar


Thyroid function can be influenced by drugs in many ways. Drugs like Lithium, Iodinated drugs, Interferon alpha, Dexamethasone, Salicylates, Androgens, Anabolic steroids, Rifampicin and many others alter Thyroid activity by varying mechanisms. In this review we have tried to include number of drugs leading to thyroid disorder. Knowledge about this is required as physicians dealing with the patients and patients who are taking these medications should have deep knowledge about the possible causes and management of these disorders.


amiodarone; lithium; interferon alpha; Improved diagnostic tools

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