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ea0025p92 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2011

Thyroid function monitoring in amiodarone treated patients: the need to increase awareness among prescribing physicians

Dunthorne Graham , Merza Zayd

Introduction: Amiodarone is a commonly prescribed antiarrythmic drug. It can cause potentially serious adverse effects involving the thyroid gland, lungs, liver and eyes. It is recommended that patients on amiodarone have regular monitoring tests.Methods: We conducted an audit of patients who were prescribed amiodarone by various physicians in our hospital between January 2007 and March 2008. The data was obtained from the patients case notes. We looked ...