NP Thyroid Side Effects
Generic Name: thyroid desiccated
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug thyroid desiccated. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name NP Thyroid.
For the Consumer
Applies to thyroid desiccated: oral capsule, oral tablet
As well as its needed effects, thyroid desiccated (the active ingredient contained in NP Thyroid) 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
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- hand tremors
- leg cramps
- sensitivity to heat
- shortness of breath
- trouble sleeping
- weight loss
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to thyroid desiccated: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral tablet
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]
1. "Product Information. Armour thyroid (thyroid desiccated)." Forest Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO.
It is possible that some side effects of NP Thyroid may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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