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Armour Thyroid
(Thyroid Hormone)

Thyrolar
(Liothyronine / Levothyroxine)

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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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How it works
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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.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Thyroid supplementPrescription only
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    Risk factors for serious side effects
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    • Taking Armour Thyroid (Thyroid Hormone) for weight loss
    • Diabetes
    • Taking blood thinners
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    Pregnancy category
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    AFDA pregnancy category (Safe)

    Research studies with real people haven’t found any risk to unborn babies in the first trimester. There’s no evidence of risk later in pregnancy, either.

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    AFDA pregnancy category (Safe)

    Research studies with real people haven’t found any risk to unborn babies in the first trimester. There’s no evidence of risk later in pregnancy, either.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
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    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
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    Sleep
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    Weight
    • 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
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    • Made from animal sources (pigs), so it's considered natural.
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    Downsides and risks
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    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Take on an empty stomach.
    • Take at the same time every day.
    • Space out colestipol or cholestyramine by at least 4 hours.
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