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2020 is the ATF’s 25th

Anniversary Year!

25 Years of Support, Education,

Awareness and Advocacy

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MEDICATIONS

Hyperthyroidism/OveractiveThyroid

Your treating thyroid specialist will prescribe a dose of Neo-Mercazole or PTU to treat your condition and will monitor your thyroid response through pathology tests.

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Hypothyroidism/Under Active Thyroid

As of 2017, Australia now has three brands of Levothyroxine replacement hormone available for prescription; Oroxine, Eutroxsig & Eltroxin.

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Levothyroxine Replacement Hormone (Formerly known as Thyroxine Replacement Hormone)

Levothyroxine (Oroxine/Eutroxsig/Eltroxin) is prescribed for patients who have had a total thyroidectomy or who suffer from an under-active thyroid gland, (hypothyroidism).  Also as a result of a hemi-thyroidectomy, radioactive iodine or due to hypothyroidism.

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Oroxine / Eutroxsig - information

Oroxine/Eutroxsig are synthetic forms of the hormone Levothyroxine (T4).  It is the closest form of thyroxine hormone to what a healthy thyroid gland produces.

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Eltroxin - information

Eltroxin is synthetic forms of the hormone Levothyroxine (T4).  It is the closest form of thyroxine hormone to what a healthy thyroid gland produces.

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Tertroxin (Liothyronine sodium) - information

Tertroxin is a synthetic form of "liothyronine" (T3), which is a naturally occurring thyroid hormone, produced by the thyroid gland.

Levothyroxine – thyroid hormone replacement (T4) medication breaks down into Liothyronine (T3) once it absorbs after ingesting. 

Tertroxin is usually prescribed, after very careful consideration, by a thyroid treating specialist (Endocrinologist) who will determine if it will benefit the patient.  It can be prescribed to take with Levothyroxine (T4) medication or alone.  Please seek advice from an Endocrinologist who will monitor your pathology results regularly whilst taking Tertroxin.

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Neo-Mercazole / Carbimazole / PTU - information

Your treating thyroid specialist will prescribe a dose of Neo-Mercazole or PTU to treat your condition and will monitor your thyroid response through pathology tests.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR

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ADVERSE EVENTS ('SIDE EFFECTS') REPORTING SURVEY

Australian Government Health Department

Investigation of adverse event ('side effect') reports is an important way that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) monitors the safety of medicines and vaccines used in Australia.

If you believe you have had a 'Side Effect' or 'Adverse Event'  from a prescribed medication or treatment, please register on the link below with the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 36

Narellan NSW 2150

Australia

OUR MISSION

The mission of The Australian Thyroid Foundation Ltd (ATF) is to offer support, information and education to members and their families through the many services provided by The ATF and raise awareness about health consequences of iodine deficiency and the benefits of good thyroid health.

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