What are the treatments of thyroid storm?

Dr. Susie Whitworth, PhD
Nursing Specialist

Thyroid storm is treated with agents that reduce the circulating thyroid hormones. Two such agents used are PTU and methimazole. Beta blockers are given to help decrease the heart rate and sodium iodine can be given tThyroid storm is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical treatment. o inhibit thyroid hormone release.

Treatment of thyroid storm involves administration of iodine, steroids, a drug to slow the heart rate and reduce blood pressure and a drug to block the thyroid hormone released by the brain. Thyroid storm is a medical emergency that must be treated in a hospital. The symptoms include high fever, heart failure and altered mental status along with lab evidence of hyperthyroidism.

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