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Anti-thyroid drugs
The major risk of anti-thyroid medications such as Methimazole (Tapazole) or Propylthiouracin is the occasional suppression of production of white blood cells by the bone marrow (agranulocytosis). (White cells are needed to fight infection.) It is impossible to tell if and when this side effect is going to occur, so regular determination of white blood cells in the blood are not useful.

Cialis
Men who have had a heart attack or stroke within the past 6 months and those with certain medical conditions (e.g., uncontrolled high blood pressure, severe low blood pressure or liver disease, unstable angina) that make sexual activity inadvisable should not take Cialis. Also, dosages of the drug should be limited in patients with kidney or liver disorders.

Synthetic T4 Amounts
It is important that the correct amount of thyroid hormone is used in treating hypothyroidism. Not enough and the patient may have continued fatigue or some of the other symptoms of hypothyroidism. Too high a dose could cause

  • Nervousness
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia, which is typical of hyperthyroidism.
  • Some recent studies have suggested that too much thyroid hormone may cause increased calcium loss from bone increasing the patient's risk for osteoporosis. For patients with heart conditions or diseases, an optimal thyroid dose is particularly important. Even a slight excess may increase the patient's risk for heart attack or worsen angina. Some physicians feel that more frequent dose checks and blood hormone levels are appropriate in these patients.

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