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Armour Thyroid / Desiccated Thyroid

A Look at Natural Thyroid Hormone Replacement

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Updated June 23, 2014

Desiccated thyroid drugs, including Armour Thyroid, have been in use for more than 100 years, and remain popular with holistic, alternative and integrative physicians as a thyroid treatment and for thyroid hormone replacement in hypothyroid patients. These drugs are controversial, however; it can be a challenge to find doctors who will prescribe them. Meanwhile, the drugs regularly come under (often undeserved) attack. Learn more about natural thyroid, the criticisms against, it, and how to get your doctor to prescribe it.

Armour Thyroid and Thyrolar: Alternatives to Levothyroxine

A review of thyroid drugs Armour Thyroid and Thyrolar and their use as alternatives to levothyroxine (Synthroid) and the other T4-only drugs.

Dear Doctor: Why Do You Insist on Synthroid Versus 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. It is a powerful letter that raises many unanswered questions.

The Campaign To Make You Think Armour is Going Off the Market

Learn why patients are being told that Armour Thyroid is "off the market" and what can you do about it if your doctor or pharmacy says you can't get Armour anymore.

The Claim: Armour Thyroid Is Going Off the Market

Get a look at the regular rumor, perpetuated by pharmacies and doctors, suggesting that Armour Thyroid is going off the market.

Worst Pills, Best Pills Attack on Armour Thyroid

Worst Pills, Best Pills, a newsletter published by the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen, published an article saying that patients should not use natural or desiccated thyroid for thyroid hormone replacement therapy. This article looks at the controversy.

How to Get Your Doctor to Prescribe Armour Thyroid

Freelance writer Kristin O'Meara shares her story on how she was able to get her doctor to prescribe Armour Thyroid for her hypothyroidism.

Conversion Chart for Armour Thyroid, Thyrolar, Levothyroxine

This is a conversion chart to show approximate equivalents for Armour Thyroid, Thyrolar, Synthroid, Levoxyl, Cytomel, and other thyroid drugs.
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