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Generic: thyrotropin alpha
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It is used to diagnosis any remaining thyroid cancer after treatment
               



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What is this medicine?

THYROTROPIN ALFA (thahy ruh TROH pin AL fa) is a man- made protein. It is used to diagnosis any remaining thyroid cancer after treatment.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • cancer that has spread to other parts of the body
  • have thyroid tissue remaining
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to thyroid products, bovine thyroid stimulating hormone, other hormones, medicines, foods, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • sodium iodide I- 131

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Visit your doctor for check- ups as directed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • flu- like symptoms
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • trouble sleeping
  • weak or tired

               
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