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Armour Thyroid Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Armour® Thyroid and others acts as a replacement for people whose thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Because Thyroid hormone can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin and unusual sensitivity to cold. Thyroid hormone also helps to treat a condition known as goiter.

Armour Thyroid Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage depend on the the status of your thyroid gland and any other medical conditions you may have.

Uses of Armour Thyroid

  • Armour Thyroid is a thyroid hormone used to treat low thyroid levels.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Armour Thyroid

Before taken Armour Thyroid medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Armour Thyroid. Side effects may include:

  • Changes in appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Increased heart rate
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Weight loss

Warnings and precautions before taking Armour Thyroid:

  • If you suffer from angina such as chest pain, then you should be taken Armour Thyroid at a lower dosage.
  • If you are taking Armour Thyroid, then it may lead to aggravate symptoms of diabetes and underactive adrenal glands.
  • If you have any medical condition such as heart problem, then you should be used this medicine with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Armour Thyroid with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Armour Thyroid with the following:

  • Asthma medications such as Theo-Dur
  • Blood thinners such as Coumadin
  • Cholestyramine
  • Colestipol
  • Estrogen preparations
  • Insulin
  • Oral diabetes drugs such as Diabinese and Glucotrol

After taken Armour Thyroid if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Armour Thyroid overdose include

  • Increased appetite
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Increased pulse rate
  • Palpitations
  • Nervousness

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