Also known as: Armour Thyroid, Bio-Throid, Nature-Throid, NP Thyroid, Thyroid Porcine, Westhroid
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated) for Hashimoto's disease: After years of levothyroxine with remaining symptoms and lots of pills for those symptoms, my adrenals began to get fatigued, had to be admitted to hospital with confusion, vomiting and other symptoms of adrenal fatigue and sugar problems. I was so tired and my muscles so weak I had trouble moving my diaphragm to breath. Armour sorted that for me. It is a much superior medicine than levothyroxine alone. People will not realize their remaining symptoms could be due to their thyroid medication while others could be fine on levothyroxine. I find this much better for me.
93 users found this comment helpful.
Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated) for Hypothyroidism, After Thyroid Removal: I was diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma in early 2006. My thyroid was removed and tested positive. I was put on Synthroid and Cytomel for one week, then dropped the latter. I slowly went downhill physically and mentally. I gained a lot of weight, and I could not concentrate for any length of time. I could not return to work. An angel gave me the name of a doctor who would prescribe Armour Thyroid. Within a week I began to feel better. Soon I felt better than I had in a long time. I returned to work and have stayed healthy ever since. Armour Thyroid is the only way to go for me.
61 users found this comment helpful.
Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated) for Hypothyroidism, After Thyroid Removal: After having my thyroid burned out 2 years ago I was on a non natural brand for my thyroid. I have not been feeling myself since these 2 years, always having no energy, not able to lose weight, not able to think clearly. I recently switched to Armour thyroid and I feel much better.
44 users found this comment helpful.
Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated) for Underactive Thyroid: When I was finally diagnosed, after having classic textbook hypothyroidism symptoms, I was prescribed, in varying doses Synthroid or Levoxyl. Neither did me much good and of course doctors bandaided my lingering symptoms with other drugs and excuses. It wasn't until I found out about Armour, fired a bunch of clueless doctors, treated adrenal insufficiency, and I finally found out after 50 years I could actually feel human. Synthetic medicines never once gave me that feeling like Armour has. It is the thyriod medicine of choice for me. It is effective and easily dosed, and I promptly threw my old medicines away. Doctors need to get a clue about this now. Armour is IT. It is the best one to prescribe.
122 users found this comment helpful.
Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated) for Hypothyroidism, After Thyroid Removal: For 11 years I was on another thyroid medicine and just kept feeling tired and depressed. I started doing some research and 6 years ago found a physician that prescribed alternative thyroid medication... Armour Thyroid. It has totally changed my life. I have energy, no longer depressed and lost some weight. With Armour the most important thing is taking it the same time everyday. Energy level stays up and I seem to get the most from the medication.
74 users found this comment helpful.
Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated) for Underactive Thyroid: My blood test said I was on the low side of normal, yet I was having very bad pain in my legs and feet and having chills and loss of hair.
I was put on this drug and the pain is gone in my legs and feet. I no longer have chills and my hair is growing back.
105 users found this comment helpful.
Westhroid (thyroid desiccated) for Hypothyroidism, After Thyroid Removal: My thyroid was removed in 1990. Nothing worked well for me except Armour. Then suddenly this past year Armour was impossible to find. They're reformulating and left all of us hanging. I found out about Westhroid researching on the Internet. I've been on Westhroid for 3 months and it was only a week before I was back to normal. It is the perfect alternative to Armour while Forest Labs leaves the people relying on their product, in a lurch.
36 users found this comment helpful.
thyroid desiccated for Hypothyroidism, After Thyroid Removal: I had my thyroid out in 2000 and it is now 2008. When I first had my thyroid out, my doctor put me on Synthyroid and would just look at the total TSH. Then I switched Dr.'s because I felt horrible and put on so much weight to find out my T3 and Free T3 were very low. It was possible my body was having a tough time converting T4 to T3 and the doctor switched me to Armour Thyroid and it was a life saver.
thyroid desiccated for Underactive Thyroid: I have just started to take 1/2 tablet 2x day . For 3 years I have tried every alternative out there - iodine, tyrosine, sea vegetables homeopathic etc, and got no where. My diet is very clean and kept inching up in weight even though I work out 6x a week. In 3 days I have seen a vast improvement in energy levels, and happier outlook, less frustration and overwhelming feelings. Hopefully a little weight loss will follow.
Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated) for Underactive Thyroid: I started taking Armour Thyroid about 6 years ago. This medication has allowed me to feel "normal" again. I have much more energy and have lost weight. I no longer feel weighed down or tired. I have the energy to do things and feel great.
116 users found this comment helpful.
Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated) for Underactive Thyroid: I take 6 grains of Armour Thyroid. I do not swallow it whole, I let it melt under my tongue in order for it to become more readily absorbed. I take 2 grains 3 times a day in order for my body to have a continuous supply of the Thyroid hormone. I have more energy, am losing weight and no more depression.
173 users found this comment helpful.
I have used desiccated thyroid for an years for underactive thyroid and my T4, T3 and TSH are now in the normal range. It takes a few months to get to the normal levels as it does with any medicine. I have had no side effects. I would recommend it to anyone.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Data sources include Micromedex™ (updated May 16th, 2013), Cerner Multum™ (updated May 20th, 2013), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated Apr 30th, 2013) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.