Levothyroxine intoxication: Scientific letter [Levotiroksin i?ntoksikasyonu]
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Levothyroxine is presently dominant agent prescribed for thyroid hormone replacement; it account for 75% of all prescriptions for thyroid hormone products. Intoxication of levothyroxine might be associated with thyrotoxicose or it might causes mild clinical symptoms as well. In this study, we presented (18-years old) a case report of levothyroxine intoxication which was treated in the intensive care unit. In the management, gastric lavage, activated charcoal prophylthiouracil, propranolol, and Prednisolon were administered. The patient was discharge without any symptoms of thyrotoxicose or any other complications. This case report presents appropriate management of levothyroxine intoxication. Copyright © 2007 by Türkiye Klinikleri.