Thyroid desiccated Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of thyroid desiccated may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to thyroid desiccated: oral capsule, oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, thyroid desiccated may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking thyroid desiccated, get emergency help immediately:

  • Changes in appetite
  • changes in menstrual periods
  • chest pain
  • diarrhea
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • hand tremors
  • headache
  • irritability
  • leg cramps
  • nervousness
  • sensitivity to heat
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • trouble sleeping
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to thyroid desiccated: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral tablet

General

Excessive doses may result in a hypermetabolic state resembling in every respect the condition of endogenous origin.[Ref]

If sings and symptoms of overdosage appear, the dosage should be reduced or therapy temporarily discontinued. Treatment may be reinstituted at a lower dosage. Normal hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis function has been restored in 6 to 8 weeks after thyroid suppression.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Armour thyroid (thyroid desiccated)." Forest Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO.

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