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What Happened to Armour Thyroid?

Armour thyroid, a natural hormone 
replacement for those suffering from 
hypothyroidism, is currently unavailable because of a shortage of its active 
ingredient (dried pig tissue that contains the T3 and T4 thyroid hormones). Until the backlog is resolved, people who 
prefer the combination of pig hormones may talk to their doctors about taking prescription Cytomel (synthetic T3) 
plus Synthroid (synthetic T4). Some pharmacies are equipped to mix or “compound” a prescription product 
from powder that contains both pig 
hormones—and in customized doses. Ask your pharmacist for a compounding pharmacy in your area.

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  • Angela

    Dorrie- the body (unless there are other issues) converts the T4 to T3 naturally.

  • Dorothy Hamre

    I am a stroke victim of nearly 8 years and find I have had all symptoms for some time ans yet my primary care doctor doesn’t think I have a throid pronlem. What else can have the same symptoms?

  • Dorrie Ritchie

    I HAVE BEEN TAKING SYNTHROID FOR MANY YEARS. THE ARTICLE INDICATES IT ONLY CONTAINS T 4……DOES THAT MEAN I, AND OTHERS LIKE ME, ARE ONLY GETTING HALF OF WHAT WE NEED? SCARY TO BE SHORTING MY SYSTEM FOR SO MANY YEARS.

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