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Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for hypothyriodism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for  hypothyriodism?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) treat menopause?

Does Synthroid (thyroxine) treat menopause?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Will only treat a deficiency of thyroid hormone; menopause is estrogen deficiency. ...Read more

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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) for thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)  for thyriod medicine?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?

Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?

Smoking?: Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been used during pregnancy without mayor issues with the baby, though you do need to watch for adverse events on the mother. Smoking does not alter thyroid status. Now if you are taking Clomid for regulation of ovulation because you want to get pregnant, what are you doing smoking? ...Read more

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Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Neither : The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxine for the treatment of hypothyroidism and discourage the use of dessicated (dried) animal thyroid. ...Read more

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Would a thyroid condition cause sleepless nights? Taking Synthroid (thyroxine) meds

Would a thyroid condition cause sleepless nights? Taking Synthroid (thyroxine) meds

Too much Synthroid (thyroxine): Yes, restlessness and insomnia can occur if blood levels of TSH is low and freeT4 levels(thyroxine) are high because taking a higher dose of Synthroid. Should get a blood TSH level and free T4 levels and adjust Synthroid dosage .Sleeplessness may improve when TSH and thyroxine levels in blood is therapeutic . ...Read more

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Is thyroid medication effective?

Is thyroid medication effective?

Yes: For the most part. You have to properly store the thyroid replacement and take same time daily. There are rare cases where only brand name synthroid (thyroxine) works and generic doesn't work but this is rare ...Read more

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Medications to control thyroid level?

Hypo or Hypo Thyroid: In determine what medication to use to control abnormal "thyroid level", one must first establish if thyroid hormone levels are high (hyperthyroidism) or low (hypothryoidism). ...Read more

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Anyone used thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Anyone used thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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TSH 0.99,FT3 2.64,FT4 1.41,ATGO 0,ATPO 40.Is TSH suppressed?never took thyroid meds

TSH 0.99,FT3 2.64,FT4 1.41,ATGO 0,ATPO 40.Is TSH suppressed?never took thyroid meds

Thyroid levels: You do not supply the normal range for these values, but they all appear to be normal. In most US labs, the normal range of TSH is about 0.4 to 4.0, so that value of 0.99 is normal. ...Read more

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Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

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. ...Read more

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Can you have a cytomel (liothyronine) thyroid medication overdose?

Can you have a cytomel (liothyronine) thyroid medication overdose?

Absolutely: You can overdose on any medication. If you are concerned, talk to the doctor who prescribed you the medication for further directions. ...Read more

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Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

 Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid  medication  like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended Armour Thyroid for borderline TSH saying it's better than synthroid, (thyroxine) why?

Armour has bothT4+T3: Synthroid (thyroxine) contains t4; however, Armour Thyroid contains T3 and t4. Thus, when a person switches to armour, the fact that T3 is approximately four times as potent as T4 must be taken into account. ...Read more

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Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

NO: Thyroid supplementation occasionally can help to shrink a nodule, and has been used to suppress the growth. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: synthroid (thyroxine)?

Please describe the medication: synthroid (thyroxine)?

It's thyroid hormone: Synthroid is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form of thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can i replace the thyronorm tablet instead of eltroxin for thyroid?

Can i replace the thyronorm tablet instead of eltroxin for thyroid?

Thyroid: All thyroid medications are not bio-equivalent, so with thyroid disorders it is important you have your thyroid checked and the medications monitored by the Dr., especially if a switch of medications is going to take place. Best wishes. ...Read more

Levothyroxine (Definition)

Of the hormone produced by one's own ...Read more