Some patients with hypothyroidism can be challenging to treat and require special consideration. Use this section to review the cases of Steve, Jennifer, and Diana to see how to effectively manage their hypothyroidism with Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium).
*Hypothetical patient profile.
Therapeutic TSH range: 0.3-5.1 mIU/L
†Euthyroid = normal thyroid function.
Achieving steady TSH levels and hormonal stability requires precise, individualized dosing, and adequate monitoring is essential in stabilizing TSH levels.2
Adapted from a 1988 biochemical study conducted in 21 adult Caucasian patients in the United Kingdom with primary hypothyroidism who were tested on a series of different thyroxine dosages to evaluate effectiveness of measuring TSH levels to monitor thyroid function.16
Following a 25-mcg dose change of levothyroxine, most patients had changes in TSH levels.
TSH levels may increase during pregnancy. TSH should be monitored and Synthroid dosage adjusted during pregnancy.