What is the role of bile acid sequestrants in thyroid storm treatment?

Updated: Feb 18, 2018
  • Author: Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Bile acid sequestrants prevent reabsorption of free THs in the gut (released from conjugated TH metabolites secreted into bile through the enterohepatic circulation). A recommended dose is 4 g of cholestyramine every 6 hours via a nasogastric tube. Another option is 20-30 g/day of Colestipol-HCl. [8]


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