Replaces thyroid hormones. Armour Thyroid (Thyroid Hormone) can be used to treat low thyroid hormone, but it's not recommended by most doctors and isn't available in generic.
How it works
Armour Thyroid (Thyroid Hormone) is a hormone replacement medicine for people with hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone regulates metabolism, which is everything your body does to turn food into energy. It affects almost every cell in your body.
It is not recommended to take Armour Thyroid (Thyroid Hormone) for weight loss if your thyroid is working normally. You can get an overdose of thyroid hormone, which can be toxic or even deadly, especially if you are on other medications for losing weight. Talk to your doctor for suggestions to lose weight safely. Symptoms of increased thyroid hormone include irregular heartbeat, tremors, insomnia, vomiting or restlessness.
No specific weight-related info.
Upsides and benefits
Made from animal sources (pigs), so it's considered natural.
Downsides and risks
Not recommended by doctors because of the inconsistency of thyroid hormone in each tablets, and the fact that it hasn't been studied as much as similar medications.
Not available in generic.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Take on an empty stomach.
Take at the same time every day.
Space out colestipol or cholestyramine by at least 4 hours.