Dr. Lazarus explains how often a woman taking Levothyroxine should monitor her thyroid gland during pregnancy.
If a woman is on levothyroxine and becomes pregnant, as I said earlier, it may be necessary to increase the dose of the levothyroxine. It’s very important to monitor the thyroid function within a month to six weeks after the increase and then again in each trimester.
About Dr. Lazarus, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.E.:
Dr. John Lazarus is a clinical professor of clinical endocrinology at Cardiff University at Cardiff School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom at the Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences. The Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences (CEDS) aims to undertake cutting edge laboratory-based and clinical research in the fields of endocrinology and diabetes.
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