How to Protect Your Thyroid Medicine While On Vacation

Summer Heat and Medication Safety: What you Should Know About Thyroid Medication and Warm Temperatures

As most of the nation struggles with a heat wave that has brought record high temperatures, there is a hidden risk for many patients who take prescription medications. Some medicines, including thyroid medication, must be kept at what’s referred to as […]

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Compounded Thyroid vs Other Thyroid Meds

A fellow thyroid patient wrote in and asked a GREAT Thyroid Question.  Cynthia asked what is the difference between compounded thyroid medication that has T3/T4 in it and tablets of natural desiccated thyroid.  Tablets of natural desiccated thyroid would be things like Naturethroid, Armour thyroid,  Efra, or the new Generic Thyroid made by Acella.

And the […]

How To Never Run Out of Your Thyroid Medication: Practical Thyroid Tips

Thyroid Medication: If you take it you know how important it is to your body’s overall functioning. And for those of us who have no thyroid glands at all, it is not only important, but it is essential to life that we take thyroid replacement hormone every day.

But regardless if you need thyroid replacement because […]

Nature-Throid and Westhroid: Natural Thyroid

Natural Thyroid Hormone: Questions you Asked About Natural Desiccated Thyroid Medication
September 15, 2010

RLC Labs, formerly Western Research Laboratories,  has been in the business of supplying natural desiccated thyroid hormone medications for long time.  In fact, the company  has produced natural thyroid medication since 1934 and was started by Dr. William McClymonds, then of Denver, Colorado […]

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Thyroid Treatment | Natural Thyroid Medication

Even though the shortage of natural desiccated thyroid  hormone medication in the US continues in early 2010, patients who prefer natural thyroid medications still have options for receiving natural desiccated thyroid hormone and using a compounding pharmacy that can customize natural thyroid hormone may be an option for you. Synthetic thyroid hormone replacement is not the only […]

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Natural Thyroid Hormone | Natural Thyroid

Patients continue to report shortages and difficulties in obtaining Natural Thyroid Hormone or Natural Thyroid Medications.  RLC Labs the manufacturer of Nature-Throid and Westhroid,  two natural desiccated thyroid hormone medications, continues to report a message on their product information hotline 877-600-4752  that states that they are shipping out 65 mg tablets or 1 grain tablets […]

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Thyroid Medication Still in Short Supply | Natural Thyroid Medication Shortage Continues

Thyroid patients have been scrambling for many months  now to obtain supplies of natural desiccated thyroid hormone. Since the Forest Laboratories fiasco whereby Armour Thyroid, a Natural Desiccated Thyroid hormone was reformulated, and then became either ineffective for some thyroid patients or in short supply, thyroid patients have worked to come up with alternative thyroid […]

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Natural Thyroid Medication Shortage Hits Patients Hard

Many thyroid patients and physicians who treat them are left scrambling to find alternatives as a nationwide shortage of desiccated thyroid hormone leaves many patients in the dark about how to refill their prescriptions.

Patients taking any type of thyroid hormones often must spend days, weeks or even months to optimize their dose of thyroid hormones. […]

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Thyroid Medication Nature-Throid VS. Armour Thyroid

Armour Thyroid Medication Reformulation Part III
If you’ve been following along with this series on how Armour Thyroid Medication was reformulated, you’ll know that it came as a surprise to patients, including myself, that a medication could simply be reformulated without informing patients, physicians or pharmacists. So, to pick up after the last update, I had […]

Armour Thyroid Medication Reformulation Part II

When Forest Labs changed how Armour Thyroid Medication was formulated, there apparently was no announcement made to physicians, pharmacists or patients taking the drug. Forest has not responded to my request for information or an interview regarding this issue although their Pharmaceutical Customer Service Telephone Number (866-927-3260) states that there are “unexpected production delays” with […]