Which medications in the drug class Salicylates are used in the treatment of Subacute Thyroiditis?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Salicylates

Salicylates are used for symptomatic treatment. They aid in the relief of mild to moderate pain by inhibiting inflammatory reactions and pain. Patients should avoid high-dose aspirin because it can increase free thyroid hormone levels by displacing thyroid hormone from its protein-binding sites.

Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer Aspirin, Bayer Buffered)

Aspirin treats mild to moderate pain. It inhibits prostaglandin synthesis, which prevents the formation of platelet-aggregating thromboxane A2.


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