What Is Armour Thyroid Taken For?
Armour Thyroid can be taken to replace the body’s natural thyroid hormones when your body does not produce enough thyroid hormone on its own. They are important for maintaining normal energy and metabolism. Along with surgery and radiation therapy, Armour Thyroid is used in the treatment of certain thyroid cancers. Armour Thyroid hormones are also used to prevent and treat goiter (growth or enlargement of the thyroid gland). You can find prices for Armour Thyroid at Canada online pharmacy.
Before using Armour Thyroid, tell your doctor if you are currently taking an antacid containing aluminum, calcium or sucralfate, insulin or an oral diabetes medication, an estrogen replacement product such as Premarin, Estrace and a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline or imipramine. You must also inform your doctor if you are also taking any prescribed or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, minerals and herbal products.
Tell your doctor if you have:
- Hormonal problems
- Heart disease such as coronary artery disease
- High blood pressure
What important information should I know?
For the best effects, take Armour thyroid on an empty stomach or 1 1/2 hour to 1 hour before a meal. It is important to take Armour thyroid regularly to get the most benefit. Do not stop taking Armour thyroid without first talking to your doctor. Your blood tests or other medical evaluations may be preformed during treatment with Armour thyroid to monitor progress and side effects.
You may need to take this medication for the rest of your life to replace insufficient amounts of Armour thyroid produced by that is not being produced by the body.
What are the side effects?
Serious side effects:
- An allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
- Chest pain, irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
Less serious side effects:
- Tremor, nervousness, or irritability
- Diarrhea, changes in appetite, or weight loss
- Leg cramps
- Menstrual irregularities
- Fever, sweating, or heat sensitivity
This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this drug. If you have any questions about Armour Thyroid, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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