A 33-year-old female asked:
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is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No.: The short answer is no, there are no studies to show that desicated thyroid or Armour Thyroid are better than synthroid (thyroxine). You definitely should have this discussion with your endocrinologist, however.
Answered on Jul 14, 2017
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