UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: amiodarone and hypothyroidism

Posted: 10/19/2008 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 8/15/2022)
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Amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism is well-reported and should be considered anytime a patient that chronically takes amiodarone presents with hypothyroid symptoms, including decompensated CHF, decreased mental status, or myxedema coma (e.g. bradycardia, hypotension, hypothermia). 

Other drugs that have been implicated in producing hypothyroidism include lithium, iodine, iodinated contrast, and sulfonamides.