GENERIC NAME: THYROTROPIN - INJECTION (thigh-row-TROW-pin)
USES: Thyrotropin is used to help test for thyroid disorders.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection either once a day (24 hours) for 2 doses, or every 3 days for 3 doses, as determined by your doctor. A test to check the thyroid gland activity will be given one day after the last dose.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication causes nausea, vomiting, headache, itching, sweating, irritability or nervousness. These effects should disappear within a few days. Notify your doctor if they continue or become severe. Notify your doctor if you experience: chest pain, rapid heart rate, breathing difficulties. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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