Which medications may cause hypothyroidism?

Updated: Mar 03, 2021
  • Author: Philip R Orlander, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Answer

The following medications reportedly have the potential to cause hypothyroidism:

  • Amiodarone

  • Interferon alfa

  • Thalidomide

  • Lithium

  • Stavudine

  • Oral tyrosine kinase inhibitors – Sunitinib, imatinib [13]

  • Bexarotene [14]

  • Perchlorate

  • Interleukin (IL)-2

  • Ethionamide

  • Rifampin

  • Phenytoin

  • Carbamazepine

  • Phenobarbital

  • Aminoglutethimide

  • Sulfisoxazole

  • p -Aminosalicylic acid

  • Ipilimumab


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