A Case Study of Lithium Induced Hypothyroidism

A Case Study of Lithium Induced Hypothyroidism


Shaik Faizan Ali*, Sai Priya Marrapu, Dokku Sri Chaitanya, P Sharmila Nirojini, Shaik Shafiya, Rama Rao Nadendla


Abstract

This is a case report focusing on 20 year old male patient who experienced hypothyroidism after administration of Lithium Carbonate. The incidence of hypothyroidism on using Lithium carbonate is found upto 30% and 5 % - 35 % develop increased levels of thyroid stimulating hormone leading to hypothyroidism. In this case the patient was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after 5 months of initiating the use of lithium carbonate. The hypothyroidism occurred in the patient was conformed that the adverse reaction is due to lithium therapy.


Keywords

Hypothyroidism, Sub Clinical Hypothyroidism, Drug Induced Hypothyroidism, Lithium Induced Hypothyroidism


Cite This Article

Shaik Faizan Ali, Sai Priya Marrapu, Dokku Sri Chaitanya, P Sharmila Nirojini, Shaik Shafiya, & Rama Rao Nadendla. (2014). A Case Study of Lithium Induced Hypothyroidism. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(4), 243-247.

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