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Thyroid Drug Companies and Drug Web Sites -- Information Page

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Updated January 09, 2008

Question: Thyroid Drug Companies and Drug Web Sites -- Information Page
Where can you go to get information about the companies that make thyroid drugs, or about the drugs themselves. A key resource is the companies themselves, as well as the web sites set up by the companies featuring information about the drugs.

Here are the sites for the key thyroid drugs on the market, as well as the sites for their manufacturers.

Answer: Thyroid Drug and Manufacturer Websites

(Alphabetically by drug name)

Armour Thyroid, natural desiccated thyroid hormone replacement drug, from Forest Pharmaceuticals

Cytomel, synthetic liothyronine sodium (T3), a supplemental thyroid hormone, made and distributed by Jones Pharma, a subsidiary of King Pharmaceuticals.

Levothroid, synthetic levothyroxine for thyroid hormone replacement, from Forest Pharmaceuticals

Levoxyl, synthetic levothyroxine for thyroid hormone replacement, made and distributed by Jones Pharma, a subsidiary of King Pharmaceuticals.

Nature-Throid , natural desiccated thyroid hormone replacement drug, from Western Research Laboratories

Propylthiouracil (PTU), antithyroid drug, generics only, no brand names

Synthroid, synthetic levothyroxine for thyroid hormone replacement, from Abbott Laboratories

Thyrogen, a synthetic thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) for use in thyroid cancer patients, from Genzyme Pharmaceuticals

Thyrolar, synthetic liotrix for thyroid hormone replacement, a combination of L-triiodothyronine (T3) and levothyroxine sodium (T4), from Forest Pharmaceuticals

Tapazole, methimazole, an antithyroid drug, made and distributed by Jones Pharma, a subsidiary of King Pharmaceuticals.

Unithroid , synthetic levothyroxine for thyroid hormone replacement, distributed by Lannett

Westhroid, natural desiccated thyroid hormone replacement drug, from Western Research Laboratories

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