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Armour Thyroid

(Thyroid Hormone)

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Replaces thyroid hormones.

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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

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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.

  • Made from animal sources (pigs), so it's considered natural.
  • 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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Side effects for Armour Thyroid (Thyroid Hormone)

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These are side effects of Armour Thyroid (Thyroid Hormone) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Take on an empty stomach.
  • Take at the same time every day.
  • Space out colestipol or cholestyramine by at least 4 hours.

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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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Armour Thyroid (Thyroid Hormone)

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The FDA category for this medication is A. It is advised that you: Safe
Pregnancy
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  • Best taken first thing in the morning right after you wake up. It's not to be taken within an hour of any food intake, so the amount of time you take to get ready will be the best buffer.
    Age: 25
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Hypothyroidism
    Duration taken: Two years or more
Weight gain or loss
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • 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.