A 33-year-old member asked:
synthroid (thyroxine) or armour thyroid for hypothyriodism?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Shewbridge answered
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 has T3 (liothyronine) in it. Since the T3 (liothyronine) portion of armour has a very quick onset and short duration, it can wreak havoc with the ability to effectively treat hypothyroidism. Until there is a long-acting form of T3 (liothyronine) available, stick to levothyroxine.
Answered on May 27, 2019
Dr. Samuel Freedman answered
8 years experience Pediatrics
Thyroid: I personally do not use dedicated cow thyroid (armour). It is not a pure form and has unusual absorption. Synthetic thyroxine(synthroid) is a much purer and better option.
Answered on Mar 7, 2019
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