Thyrotropin alfa

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Adjunct to radioiodine for thyroid remnant ablation, Adjunctive diagnostic tool with serum thyroglobulin testing in post-thyroidectomy patients for remnant thyroid tissue
Adult: 2 doses of 0.9 mg at 24-hr interval into the gluteal muscle of post-thyroidectomy patients.
Add 1.2 mL of sterile water for inj in a vial containing 1.1 mg to provide a soln containing 0.9 mg/mL.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ significant residual thyroid tissue, cardiac disease, extensive metastases, serious underlying illness, risk of stroke (e.g. history of migraine headaches, smoker), women on oral contraceptives. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Transient increase in serum thyroid hormone, stroke or symptoms predictive of stroke (e.g. unilateral weakness); enlargement of residual thyroid tissue or metastases causing pain and acute symptoms (depending on the location).
Nervous: Dizziness, fatigue, headache, asthenia, flu-like illness, paraesthesia, insomnia, tremors.
CV: Palpitations.
GI: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.
Resp: Nasopharyngitis.
Musculoskeletal: Back pain.
Dermatologic: Hyperhidrosis.
Others: Discomfort at inj site.
Potentially Fatal: Drug-induced hyperthyroidism.
IM/Parenteral: C
Patient Counseling Information
This drug may cause dizziness and headache, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor neurologic adverse events (e.g. hemiplegia, hemiparesis, stroke, weakness), dyspnoea, dysphonia, stridor, or other symptoms of local tumour growth.
Symptoms: Nausea, weakness, dizziness, headache, vomiting, hot flashes. Management: Supportive treatment.
Description: Thyrotropin alfa, a recombinant human TSH, binds to TSH receptors on thyroid epithelial cells stimulating iodine uptake and organification, and synthesis and secretion of thyroglobulin (Tg), triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).
Absorption: Time to peak plasma concentration: 3-24 hr.
Excretion: Elimination half-life: 25±10 hr.
Store between 2-8°C. Protect from light.
MIMS Class
Radiographic & Diagnostic Agents
ATC Classification
H01AB01 - thyrotropin alfa ; Belongs to the class of thyrotropin. Used in anterior pituitary lobe hormone and analogue preparations.
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