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Thyroid drug increases chances of fracture among older people

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Taking a high dose of drugs for underactive thyroid may expose older people to an increased risk of fractures, says a recently concluded research. The study conducted by a team of researchers from Toronto found that elderly people who were taking medium-to-high dose of levothyroxine, a thyroid drug, had 2.5-3 times greater chance of suffering […]

Keep Your Thyroid Healthy Naturally

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

By Suzy Cohen, R.Ph., Lifescript Pharmacist You’ve been told you’re fine when you know that you’re not. You’re sick, tired and aggravated. What could be wrong? It may be your thyroid. I’ll explain how to keep this vital gland in tip-top health… Have you been given an antidepressant when you’re not depressed? Told your fatigue […]

Thyroid drug in short supply

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

A shortage of thyroid medicines that contain powdered pig thyroid has frustrated patients, physicians and pharmacists. Patients for decades have used the medicines, distributed under names such as Armour Thyroid and Nature-throid. Over the past few months, Armour Thyroid has been “available to us for a while, and then it goes away,” said Kris Shubert, […]

Thyroid Hormone Boosts In Vitro Success, Researchers Find

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Adding thyroid hormone to the in vitro fertilization process produces more viable embryos and has the potential to increase the success rates of pregnancy, according to a groundbreaking study by University of Guelphresearchers. A team of biomedical scientists discovered that adding the synthetic hormone to bovine eggs after fertilization boosted the number of viable embryos by 30 per […]

Government halting production of natural thyroid drugs.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Source: Government halting production of natural thyroid drugs. Recently, Major Pharmaceuticals issued a press release stating that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requiredthem to cease production of a century old treatment option, a naturally dessicated thyroid drug , due to a change in FDA regulatory procedures. Under their “Unapproved Drugs Campaign”, the FDA is eliminating the regulations that previously allowed […]

FDA Attacks Natural Thyroid Millions Depend On

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Source: We have learned that Time-Cap Labs, producer of a generic version of the brand name drug Armour, a natural and bioidentical thyroid replacement, has been ordered by the FDA to stop production. The FDA has decided to classify the company’s product, available for over a century, as an unapproved new drug.  Since the […]

Dr. Gott: Meds on back order cause problem

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Q – I have been on Armour Thyroid for many years, but all of a sudden, I cannot get it. Of course, I have Synthroid as an alternative. Well, I have tried it and just can’t handle it. Why, all of a sudden, is Armour Thyroid on back order, no matter where I check? Are […]

Thyroid patients panicked as medication disappears

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Source: Billings Gazette By Diane Cochran A mysterious shortage of a popular thyroid medication has left patients feeling miserable, frightened and angry. Nobody seems to know why the company that produces Armour Thyroid suddenly stopped making it last fall, and nobody knows when it will be available again. In the meantime, patients who relied on […]

What is the T4 to T3 ratio in ERFA Thyroid?

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Source: ERFA Thyroid Forum Here is some datas that might be useful : In each Erfa Thyroid 30 mg tablet embossed “ECI 30”, there is 18 mcg. of T4 and 4 mcg. of T3; In each Erfa Thyroid 60 mg tablet embossed “ECI 60”, there is 35 mcg. of T4 and 8 mcg. of T3; […]

Get Erfa Thyroid From Canada

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Source: People’s Pharmacy Q: When Armour Thyroid disappeared, my doctor used a conversion chart to try to get the same results from Synthroid. So far, my hair is thinning, my fingernails are peeling back layer by layer and I have begun to gain weight. I’d appreciate any information you have about getting the most from […]

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