Armour Thyroid (Natural Thyroid) Customer Reviews

Armour Thyroid

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Thyroid hormone is utilized in the treatment of hypothyroidism, a condition characterized by an underactive thyroid gland. This medication is derived from animal thyroid glands, typically those of pigs, and works by replacing or augmenting thyroid hormone levels that are deficient in the body. Hypothyroidism can occur naturally, or it may result from radiation exposure, certain medications, or thyroid gland removal through surgery. Adequate levels of thyroid hormone are crucial for maintaining normal physical and mental activity. In children, proper thyroid hormone levels are also essential for optimal physical and cognitive development.

In addition to hypothyroidism, this medication is employed to treat other forms of thyroid dysfunction, including specific types of goiter and thyroid cancer, as well as to assess thyroid function. Do not use this medication to treat infertility unless it is caused by low levels of thyroid hormone.

Uses and Dosage

Thyroid medication is typically administered in tablet form for oral consumption. It is usually taken once per day before breakfast, and the medication should be taken at roughly the same time each day.

Adhere closely to the instructions provided on the prescription label, and to seek clarification from a physician or pharmacist regarding any aspects of the medication that are unclear. Thyroid medication should be taken exactly as directed, and should not be taken in greater or lesser amounts or more frequently than prescribed by a healthcare provider.

In most cases, the starting dose of thyroid medication will be relatively low and will be gradually increased over time.

Although thyroid medication can help manage the symptoms of hypothyroidism, it does not provide a cure for the underlying condition. It may take several weeks of consistent medication use before any noticeable improvement in symptoms is experienced.

To manage the symptoms of hypothyroidism, ongoing thyroid medication use is typically required, often for the remainder of an individual’s life. Continue taking the medication even if symptoms are alleviated. Discontinuation of thyroid medication should only be done under the guidance of a physician.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • weight loss
  • shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • hyperactivity
  • anxiety
  • irritability or rapid changes in mood
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • flushing
  • increased appetite
  • fever
  • changes in menstrual cycle
  • muscle weakness
  • temporary hair loss

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • rash
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • chest pain
  • rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • excessive sweating
  • sensitivity or intolerance to heat
  • nervousness
  • seizure


Prior to initiating thyroid hormone therapy, inform your healthcare provider if you have any known allergies, particularly to pork products or to the medication itself, as well as any other allergies. This medication may contain inert ingredients that can trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Inform your healthcare provider of your medical history, especially any history of increased thyroid hormone levels (thyrotoxicosis), reduced adrenal gland function, heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, prior to using this medication.

Older adults may exhibit greater sensitivity to the adverse effects of this medication, particularly chest pain or rapid, irregular, or forceful heartbeats.

Based on current information, this medication may be used during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, inform your healthcare provider as your dosage may require adjustment.

Form and Strength

Armour Thyroid is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Armour Thyroid tablet:

    • 15mg
    • 30mg
    • 60mg
    • 90mg
    • 120mg
    • 180mg
    • 240mg


What does Armour Thyroid do to your body?

It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland.

Does Armour Thyroid work immediately?

Armour can take 2 to 3 weeks before you feel the full benefit. We recommend re-testing your thyroid levels after eight weeks if you start a new prescription or if you have a change in dose or medication.



Additional information

Generic name:

Natural Thyroid, Natural thyroid




15mg, 30mg, 60mg, 90mg, 120mg, 180mg, 240mg

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