Which medications in the drug class Antithyroid agents are used in the treatment of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Ponnandai S Somasundar, MD, MPH, FACS; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Antithyroid agents

These agents reduce serum thyroid hormone levels.

Sodium iodide I 131 (Iodotope)

Radioiodine is taken up by thyroid tissue and cannot be used in metabolic pathways. Emits beta and gamma radiation that causes destruction of thyroid tissue along a diameter of 400-2000 µm. Results in destruction of all residual thyroid tissues, either pathologic or normal.


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