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Antiseizure drugs have differing impact on thyroid hormones

Susan London   |   Clinical Summary   |   22 June 2022
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Takeaway

  • Of 8 antiseizure drugs taken longer term by patients with epilepsy, lamotrigine had the smallest effect on thyroid hormone levels.

Why this matters

  • Drug choice may affect hypothyroidism risk, especially in high-risk patients and those given polytherapy.
  • Findings underscore the importance of thyroid hormone monitoring.

Key results

  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone...

          

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