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Thyrotropin injection

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.




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.


Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: heart or artery problems, high blood pressure, Addison's disease, any allergies. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. There is no information regarding the use of this drug and breast-feeding. Consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially: thyroid hormones, birth control pills/estrogens. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, shortness of breath, and sweating.


Do not share this product with others.

Missed Dose

It is very important that you do not miss any dose. If you believe you have missed a dose, notify your doctor.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C).