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Scientific Name: Dextrothyroxine
Brand Name: Not Available
Company Owner: Abbott laboratories pharmaceutical products div
Mechanism Of Action Dextrothyroxine is a antihyperlipidemic. The mechanism of action is not completely understood, but dextrothyroxine apparently acts in the liver to stimulate formation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and, to a much greater extent, to increase catabolism of LDL. This leads to increased excretion of cholesterol and bile acids via the biliary route into the feces, with a resulting reduction in serum cholesterol and LDL. Dextrothyroxine has no significant effect on high-density lipoproteins (HDL) . Inherently, it will also bind to thyroid receptors and as it is a prohormone, it will bind as a substrate to iodide peroxidase.
Description of the Drug: Dextrothyroxine is a thyroid hormone used to treat hyperlipidemia.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from