Skip to Content
Living with hypothyroidism? Explore treatment options >>

Thyroid desiccated Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Thyroid desiccated is also known as: Armour Thyroid, Bio-Throid, NP Thyroid, Nature-Throid, Thyroid Porcine, WP Thyroid, Westhroid

Thyroid desiccated Pregnancy Warnings

Pregnant mothers provide little or no thyroid hormone to the fetus. The incidence of congenital hypothyroidism is relatively high (1:4000). Routine determination of serum T4 and/or TSH is strongly advised in neonates in view of the deleterious effects of thyroid deficiency on growth and development.

Thyroid desiccated has been assigned to pregnancy category A by the FDA. There are no controlled in human pregnancy. Clinical experience to date does not indicate any adverse effect on the fetus when thyroid hormones are administered to pregnant women. Thyroid replacement therapy should be maintained during pregnancy.

See references

Thyroid desiccated Breastfeeding Warnings

Small amounts of thyroid desiccated are excreted into human milk. Adverse effects in the nursing infant are unlikely. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering thyroid desiccated to nursing women.

See references

References for pregnancy information

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

References for breastfeeding information

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

See Also...

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Wolters Kluwer Health and is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. In addition, the drug information contained herein may be time sensitive and should not be utilized as a reference resource beyond the date hereof. This material does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients, or recommend therapy. This drug information is a reference resource designed as supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill , knowledge, and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for any given patient. Multum Information Services, Inc. does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. Copyright 2000-2008 Multum Information Services, Inc. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.