2011 年 37 巻 5 号 p. 323-325
We prepared dried thyroid rectal suppositories for the treatment of thyroid papillary adenocarcinoma in patients with hypothyroidism in response to clinicians’ requests. The suppositories had a content of 50 mg or 100 mg and were prepared using dried thyroid powder and hard fat. The initial daily dose of 100 mg, which was given as a single dose in the morning, could be increased on the basis of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, as required. In addition, an oral dose of levothyroxine sodium hydrate 150 μg could be switched to a dose of 300 mg of dried thyroid rectal suppositories in this patient.
These results suggested that the dose of dried thyroid rectal suppositories for the treatment of hypothyroidism should be titrated for individual patients based on TSH levels.