Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check you closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Thyrotropin alfa may be given together with radioiodine. You will be exposed to radiation while receiving radioiodine. Talk with your doctor about precautions that you should take for yourself and for the people around you.

This medicine may increase you risk of having a stroke. Call your doctor right away if you have an inability to move the legs or arms, or paralysis of one side of the body after receiving this medicine. Tell your doctor if you smoke or take birth control pills.

Tell your doctor right away if you have sudden, rapid, and painful enlargement of thyroid tumors, loss of vision, troubled breathing, or voice changes. Your doctor may want you to receive glucocorticoids (steroids) before receiving this medicine.