desiccated thyroid shortage

Are you affected by the Desiccated Thyroid shortage?

We can compound Desiccated Thyroid capsules.

The desiccated thyroid shortage is causing an issue for patients across the country.  We can help! We have the ability to make your desiccated thyroid capsules at your exact strength, no shortage to worry about!

What is Desiccated Thyroid?

Desiccated thyroid is a naturally occurring thyroid hormone derived from porcine thyroid glands. Thyroid hormone is used to treat hypothyroidism that results from primary atrophy of the gland, functional thyroid deficiency, or decreased thyroid function secondary to surgery, radiation, or antithyroid agents. The preparation is also used to treat pituitary hypothyroidism, hypothalamic hypothyroidism, and cretinism

Are compounded Desiccated Thyroid Capsules different?

Thyroid compounds are usually prepared in the same physiological ratio that is found in Armour, however, physicians can elect to change the amount of T3/T4, as the compounding pharmacists are literally making the medications from scratch.

The benefit of the T4/T3 compounded medications is that they can be made devoid of any fillers that people may not tolerate, and they do not increase autoimmunity. Most T4/T3 compounds are immediate release versions, like Armour, however, compounding pharmacists can also make sustained release versions. Some professionals recommend sustained release formulations so that the hormone is released continuously throughout the day, however, these types of formulations may not be absorbed properly by people with Hashimoto’s and gut issues.

Benefits of Compounded Desiccated Thyroid

  • We can compound any specific strength recommended by your doctor
  • We can use different fillers based on your needs
  • Probiotic fillers can be added producing better absorption

How can I get my Thyroid Compounded?

Simply ask your doctor to write Desiccated Thyroid Compounded with the strength required on the prescription.

OR

You can always come in with your prescriptions, and we’ll contact your doctor and request the change.

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