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levothyroxine vs armour thyroid

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, yes, maybe: It is a thyroid supplement derived from pig thyroid glands. It is a natural choice that some people request. Typically most health care professional ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Levothyroxin: Levothyroxin.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not likely: Levothyroxine is pure T4 thyroid hormone. Armour thyroid is dessicated pig thyroid and contains mostly T4 as the active thyroid hormone, but also som ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Sure this is cause?: I've had hundreds of patients on these meds and none have reported depression or chest pain; I question if these are the cause. Only options are levot ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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More info: Hi. I'm not here to guess. Is HNC head and neck cancer? I hate to assume. If so, squamous? All this assumption. You may need more thyroid hormone. Arm ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Armour Thyroid: Some people say that Armour Thyroid is better, but really it is just different. Armour is a physiological mix of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in the for ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No, it's not: Hi. Some people want desiccated porcine thyroid extract (Armour thyroid) for various reasons. We can manage fine with Armour, but levothyroxine is mor ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Not exact science but that is roughly the equivalent dose. You need to get your labs checked in 8-12 weeks to make sure your level is still ok every ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and ha ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Armour thyroid: Not better - just as good.
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