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A 60-year-old female asked:

What is best alternative to armour thyroid to treat both t3 (liothyronine) and t4? i received ra twice in past for graves disease, so am now very hypothyroid.

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Armour Thyroid: Usually patients are converted to T4 (synthroid, levothroid, etc) because even though you are taking levothyroxine which is t4, some of that is converted to T3 (liothyronine) in the body. It's is best to check with your endocrinologist to determine the best thyroid replacement for you.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
I use T3 and T$ for all patient if they cannot take/or get Armour thyroid!
Jun 9, 2013
Last updated Jan 15, 2015

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