Prescription onlyClass: Endocrine

Armour Thyroid 

(thyroid hormone)

Prescription onlyClass: Endocrine
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Replaces thyroid hormones.

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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.

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Upsides

  • Made from animal sources (pigs), so it's considered natural.

Downsides

  • 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.
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.

What to expect when you take Armour Thyroid (thyroid hormone) for Thyroid supplement

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Side effect rates for Armour Thyroid (thyroid hormone)

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Risks and Warnings for Armour Thyroid (thyroid hormone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Armour Thyroid (Thyroid Hormone) for weight loss

    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.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

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Common concerns from people taking Armour Thyroid (thyroid hormone)

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  • 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.