Nature-Throid NT-1 (Oral)
Generic Name: thyroid (Oral route)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 22, 2019.
In euthyroid patients, doses within the range of daily hormonal requirements are ineffective for weight reduction. Larger doses may produce serious or even life-threatening manifestations of toxicity, particularly when given in association with sympathomimetic amines such as those used for their anorectic effects .
Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
- Armour Thyroid
- Nature-Throid NT-1
- Nature-Throid NT-1/2
- Nature-Throid NT-2
- Nature-Throid NT-3
Available Dosage Forms:
Therapeutic Class: Thyroid Supplement
Uses for Nature-Throid NT-1
Thyroid is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It is also used to help decrease the size of enlarged thyroid glands (known as goiter) and to treat thyroid cancer .
Thyroid is also used in some medical tests to help diagnose problems with the thyroid gland .
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .
Before using Nature-Throid NT-1
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of thyroid in children .
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of thyroid in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related heart and blood vessel problems, which may require caution in patients receiving thyroid .
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Interactions with medicines
Interactions with food/tobacco/alcohol
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other medical problems
- Adrenal insufficiency (untreated) or
- Thyrotoxicosis (overactive thyroid)—This medicine should NOT be used in patients with any of these conditions .
- Adrenal insufficiency (history of) or
- Clotting disorders or
- Diabetes or
- Heart disease—Use with caution. Dosage adjustment may be needed .
Proper use of Nature-Throid NT-1
This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain thyroid. It may not be specific to Nature-Throid NT-1. Please read with care.
This medicine usually needs to be taken for life. Do not stop taking this medicine or change your doses without first checking with your doctor. It may take several weeks before you start to notice an improvement in your symptoms .
- For oral dosage form (tablet):
- For the treatment of hypothyroidism:
- Adults—At first, 30 milligrams (mg) once a day. Then, your doctor may increase your dose a little at a time up to the usual maintenance dose of 60 to 120 mg a day. A lower starting dose of 15 mg/day may be given to patients for certain conditions.
- Children 0 to 6 months of age—The dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 15 to 30 mg once a day.
- Children 6 to 12 months of age—The dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 30 to 45 mg once a day.
- Children 1 to 5 years of age—The dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 45 to 60 mg once a day.
- Children 6 to 12 years of age—The dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 60 to 90 mg once a day.
- Children over 12 years of age—The dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is over 90 mg once a day .
- For the treatment of hypothyroidism:
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Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Precautions while using Nature-Throid NT-1
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it. Blood and urine tests will be needed to check for unwanted effects .
Thyroid should not be used for the treatment of obesity or for the purpose of losing weight. This medicine is ineffective for weight reduction and when taken in larger amount, it may cause more serious medical conditions .
Hypothyroidism can sometimes cause infertility in men and women. Thyroid should not be used for the treatment of infertility unless it is caused by hypothyroidism .
Call your doctor right away if you start to have chest pain, fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse, excessive sweating, heat intolerance, nervousness, or any other unusual medical condition .
For patients with diabetes, it is very important that you keep track of your blood or urine sugar levels as instructed by your doctor. Check with your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your sugar levels .
A temporary loss of hair may occur during the first few months of thyroid therapy. Ask your doctor about this if you have any concerns .
Nature-Throid NT-1 side effects
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
- Changes in appetite
- changes in menstrual periods
- chest pain
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- hand tremors
- leg cramps
- sensitivity to heat
- shortness of breath
- trouble sleeping
- weight loss
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