Thyroid Drugs & Various Treatments for Thyroid Conditions
Thyroid Patients: Do You Need T3 or Natural Desiccated Thyroid?
If you are hypothyroid and taking a thyroid replacement hormone drug, do you need T3 or natural desiccated thyroid? A look at these treatment options for people with hypothyroidism.
Forest Pharmaceuticals / Forest Laboratories -- the pharmaceutical company that makes thyroid drugs Armour Thyroid, Thyrolar, and Levothroid -- has had serious legal problems, and has pleaded guilty to numerous felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, and will now pay hundreds of millions in penalties and sanctions for obstruction, illegal...
Editorial: Endocrinologists Misrepresenting Natural Thyroid Drugs
A look at how the endocrinology world continues to present misinformation about natural thyroid drugs, and misrepresent the value of natural desiccated thyroid drugs for hypothyroidism treatment.
When Patients Won't Take Their Thyroid Medication
People who have thyroid conditions -- including hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism / Graves' disease -- sometimes choose to not take their prescription medications for various reasons. Patient advocate Mary Shomon looks at their reasons, along with the health implications that go along with failing to take prescribed thyroid medications.
Clinical Trial to Compare Natural Desiccated Thyroid to Levothyroxine
The National Institutes of Health has announced a new clinical trial to compare natural desiccated thyroid treatment to levothyroxine in relief of symptoms in hypothyroid patients.
Why a Low TSH Means Your Doctor Lowers Your Dose, And Other Confusing Issues
Why "Low TSH" means "Less Medicine" and Other Confusing Thyroid Issues
The Iodine Controversy
Iodine supplementation and iodization of salt are controversial issues. Too little iodine is a health danger, but now researchers have found that too much iodine can also have a negative impact on thyroid health. Find out more from thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon.
Five Reasons Your Poor Thyroid Health Could Be Your Fault
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10 Creative Ways to Remember to Take Your Thyroid Pill
Remembering to take your thyroid medications and pills is one of the most essential things you can do as a patient, to ensure that you get the best results from your treatment. But sometimes, it can be hard to remember to take your medication as prescribed. Here are 10 creative ways to help you remember to take your thyroid medications.
Thyroid Patients: Dealing With Your Pharmacy and Pharmacists
One of the crucial players in any thyroid patient's overall path to wellness is the pharmacy. It's important that, as a savvy thyroid patient, you ensure that you have a good relationship with a reputable, reliable pharmacy. Here are a few pointers to help ensure that you are getting the most out of your pharmacy.
20 Secrets of Successful Thyroid Patients
20 Secrets of successful thyroid patients, featuring ideas and information on things patients can do to feel their best, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease
Coffee and Thyroid Medication
Studies have shown that coffee and espresso can affect the absorption and effectiveness of synthetic thyroid drug levothyroxine, such as Synthroid, Levoxyl, and Eltroxin, and experts recommend that patients wait an hour before drinking coffee or espresso to ensure thyroid drug absorption.
When the thyroid is underactive (hypothyroidism) due to radioactive iodine treatment or surgical removal (thyroidectomy), the key medical treatment is thyroid hormone replacement with a prescription medication.
The following is an overview of the key forms of thyroid hormone replacement.
How Do You Remember to Take Your Thyroid Medication: Patients Share C…
Remembering to take your thyroid medications and pills is one of the most essential things we can do as thyroid patients that will help ensure that we get the best results from treatment. But sometimes, it can be hard to remember to take medications as prescribed. What tips and tricks do you have to help you remember to take your thyroid medication?
Recuperating After Thyroid Surgery
A look at what thyroid patients can expect in the recuperation period after thyroid surgery / thyroidectomy, from thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon.
Complications After Thyroid Surgery
This article looks at complications that can occur after thyroid sugery, including hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia, and laryngeal nerve damage.
Should You Take Your Thyroid Medication at Night?
Thyroid patients have always been told to take their medication in the morning, on an empty stomach, before breakfast. Now research is showing that taking medication at bedtime may help improve absorption of thyroid medication and ease symptoms. Thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon takes a look.
Thyroid Surgery and Thyroidectomy
Thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon takes a comprehensive look at the various facets of thyroid surgery / thyroidectomy, including the types of surgery, and what the surgery involves.
Finding a Top Thyroid Surgeon
An experienced thyroid surgeon can reduce your risk of complications, and ensure a better outcome for your health. This article looks at how to find a top thyroid surgeon to perform your thyroidectomy or other thyroid surgery.
Treatments for Thyroid Diseases and Conditions
A review of key thyroid treatments, including treatments for hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease, nodules, goiter, thyroiditis, thyroid storm, and thyroid cancer.
The Generics are Coming, The Generics are Coming!!! Generic Levothyroxine Drugs -- Lower-Cost Versions of Synthroid and Levoxyl -- Approved for Sale
The Generics are Coming, The Generics are Coming!!! Generic Levothyroxine Drugs -- Lower-Cost Versions of Synthroid and Levoxyl -- rom Lannett, Mylan and Sandoz Approved for Sale by FDA
What to Do When Your Thyroid Drug Has Been Discontinued
What should you do if a doctor or pharmacist tells you that Armour Thyroid has been discontinued? Patient advocate Mary Shomon has some eye-opening advice.
Synthroid, Armour and Thyrolar Update
New Order Form for Armour & Thyrolar info, latest on the Synthroid lawsuit, Can you get Mad Cow disease from Armour, refrigerating Thyrolar, and more...
Could You Be Overmedicated?
Thyroid hormone replacements drugs generally have few side effects, and for those who are hypothyroid due to disease, surgery or radioactive iodine, there are generally few risks to taking thyroid hormone replacement drugs -- levothyroxine drugs like Synthroid or Levoxyl, or natural desiccated thyroid drugs like Armour and Nature-throid. The...
Thyroid Drug Database
A complete database feauturing information on thyroid hormone replacement drugs, antithyroid drugs, manufacturers and their contact information -- including Synthroid, Thyrolar, Armour, Cytomel, Tapazole, PTU, Thyrogen, and other brands of thyroid drugs.
Thyroid Drug Information Source
A centralized source for the latest news on thyroid drugs and medicines.
Living Well With Thyroid Disease -- Thyroid Drugs
This guide features a comprehensive section on various natural and synthetic thyroid drugs and their pros, cons and use.
All About Thyroid Hormone Drugs
An introduction to thyroid hormone replacement, antithyroid drugs, and specific information regarding levothyroxine, liothyronine, liotrix, methimazole, and more.
Thyroid Drugs: Food, Drug and Vitamin Supplement Interactions
How to best take your thyroid drugs, the relationship to iodine, kelp supplements, goitrogenic foods like kale and brussel sprouts, interactions with antacids, calcium, iron and much more.
Should You Switch to Unithroid?
Unithroid was just approved last week, and is the only FDA-approved levothyroxine thyroid drug that is currently available. How did a small company like Jerome Stevens, Unithroid's manufacturer, manage to get approval for its product ahead of a giant like Synthroid? Would you feel better if you switched from an unapproved drug like Synthroid to Unithroid?
T3 Drugs Improve Quality of Life!
Major groundbreaking research reported 2/11/99 in the New England Journal does complete about-face on current thyroid treatment! You CAN feel better this research shows how!
Things You Should Know About Your Thyroid Hormone
Latest information thyroid patients need regarding interactions of thyroid hormone with Zoloft and other antidepressants, calcium supplements, and more.
Armour Thyroid & Thyrolar: Alternatives to Synthroid
Information about Armour Thyroid and Thyrolar, their inactive ingredients, how to contact the manufacturer for more information, and how to find a doctor willing to prescribe them.
Synthroid and other Drugs Have Stability & Potency Problems
Government finds significant stability, potency and dosage strength problems with levothyroxine drugs such as Synthroid and other brands of thyroid drugs. Find out about the potential serious health consequences you face.
Dear Dr: Why Do You Insist on Synthroid Vs. Armour?
A thyroid patient shares the eloquent letter she wrote her doctor when the doctor refused to prescribe Armour Thyroid, and instead insisted on prescribing Synthroid. A powerful letter that raises many unanswered questions!!
How To Take Your Thyroid Medication
Step-by-step guidelines on how to take your thyroid medication.
FDA Notice regarding Problems with Levothyroxine Sodium
Full text of the FDA notice regarding potency and stability problems with Levothyroxine Sodium (Synthroid, Levoxyl, etc.).
Very detailed information on synthetic T4 (i.e., Synthroid) from RxList.
Over The Counter Medicine Association
Info on use of nonprescription medicines, from the Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association