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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

Dr. David Sneid
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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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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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Armour or Synthroid (thyroxine) which is better?

Armour or Synthroid (thyroxine) which is better?

Depends: Depends on your body. Some people do better on synthroid (thyroxine) and others do better on Armour. Everyone is different. The question is not which is the better medication. The question is which is better for you. ...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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Is unithroid better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Both Thyroid prepara: They are both effective thyroid preparations used for treating thyroid deficiency.If you are on unithyroid and controlled stay on it. ...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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What is the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

What is the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

Thyroid meds: The difference is mainly in the cost and availability. If cost is not an issue - thyroid meds are not expensive to my knowledge - take what your doctor prescribes. If the pharmacist tells you there are less expensive products they would recommend take their advice. ...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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What is the equivalency between Synthroid (thyroxine) and eltroxin?

They are: Essentially the same, but there will be minor differences in potency between the two in any given individual. That's why you don't want to use generics or even change the brand of a brand name product without careful and frequent monitoring. ...Read more

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Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred? Possible adrenal issue?

Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred?  Possible adrenal issue?

Not for hyper: Adding thyroid hormone replacement to a hyperthyroid gland will exacerbate the problem. If there is underlying adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crisis is more likely to occur in someone with hyperthyroidism. Highly recommend endocrine evaluation if you have these issues. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Synthroid (thyroxine) and armoire thyroid medication?

What's the difference between Synthroid (thyroxine) and armoire thyroid medication?

Synthetic vs pig: Synthroid is levothyroxine (t4) produced synthetically. Armour thyroid ( armour like the hot dog) is a mixture of tri iodothyronine (t3) and T4 extracted from pig thyroid. Both products are used to treat hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Is 250 mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) excessive?

Probably.: That is 2 1/2 times the average amount needed to treat someone with no thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism would be a consequence ot taking a high dose. ...Read more

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Which is better for hypothyroid, levothyroxine or Armour Thyroid without weight gain?

Which is better for hypothyroid, levothyroxine or Armour Thyroid without weight gain?

Depends: Depends on how well you are converting T4 to t3 (liothyronine). It you are converting too much T4 to reverse t3 (liothyronine), you may be better off on armour. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...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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Is Synthroid better than. Levothyroxine?

See answer: Their bio-availability is not equivalent, however, insurance constraints and csot often require the generic levo. As long as you are on the one drug, and your dr. Is following you regularly, you should have no major problems on the generic. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule: follicular lesion, T4 free is low, T3 (liothyronine) free is low, and TSH 3rd generation is now low. 60 mg of armour thyroid, 50 mcg levothyroid why?

Thyroid nodule: follicular lesion, T4 free is low, T3 (liothyronine) free is low, and TSH 3rd generation is now low. 60 mg of armour thyroid, 50 mcg levothyroid why?

Stop Armour: There is no way to check your levels or keep your thyroid in control in your current regimen. Armour thyroid is ground up pigs. Switch to brand name T4 only and get it regulated. Also, have repeat thyroid biopsy with afirma test and consider surgery to remove nodule depending upon lab and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Levoxyl (Definition)

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