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11) In patients who are receiving thyroid replacement therapy, other concomitant medications can alter the thyroid hormone level as the result of their effects on the iodine absorption or binding.
Additional research is needed to determine the significance of hypothyroidism in the development of glaucoma and whether thyroid replacement therapy would have a significant effect on glaucomatous progression.
ATLANTA -- A sudden hike in cholesterol level in a patient on thyroid replacement therapy may be due to an interaction between thyroxine and iron that can lead to hypothyroidism, said Dr.
2) Thyroid replacement therapy results in little or no improvement in sleep apnea in patients with clinical hypothyroidism.
Monitor thyroid function in women on thyroid replacement therapy.
In neonates diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism, the thyroid scan should be performed as soon as possible to avoid delay in the institution of thyroid replacement therapy.

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