Thyroid

Thyroid

The Importance Of Thyroid Medicine

If you have thyroid problems, neglecting to take medication can have a variety of negative effects on your body. The effects of a lack of treatment for the thyroid are serious and can lead to other conditions in the long run. Although the consequences of discontinuing your thyroid medicine can sometimes be subtle right at first, the gravity of stopping will be apparent in a short period of time.

What Happens When You Stop Taking Thyroid Medications?

Blood pressure irregularities become more pronounced when stopping thyroid medicine. On top of that, elevated cholesterol levels may also be a problem. Low body temperature, fatigue, memory loss, fluctuating weight, and depression are also frequent problems for those who stop taking thyroid medicine. A few signs the body is going into shock after the discontinuation of medication for the thyroid include hair loss, irregular menstrual cycle, lack of sex drive, weight gain, and infertility.

Swelling of the hands, feet, and face can also be a symptom, due to the body retaining lots of water. In more serious cases, the goiter size will slowly begin to increase due to the thyroid nodules starting to grow. Ultimately, when you are depriving your body of thyroid hormones for long periods of time, you are putting your body at risk to a plethora of conditions that can potentially be fatal. Thyroid cancer is also one of the few cancers that when not treated properly even after being cancer free can come back.

Thyroid Medicine and Dosages

Whether you have Graves' disease (a form of hyperthyroidism), thyroiditis, or toxic nodules, we can compound thyroid medicines and thyroid hormones to meet your exact needs. The dosage levels vary on your individual needs and can be determined through regular check-ups with your doctor. Taking such medication erratically can lead to many short and long-term consequences. This is why it is vital to incorporate thyroid treatment into your daily routine once you figure out the necessary dosage.

If you suffer from one of the five thyroid cancers or have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, be sure to begin seeking medical treatment as soon as you can. Although at times it will seem like a hassle to sustain daily, it will pay off in the long run. CareFirst Specialty Pharmacy can supply you with compounded thyroid hormones according to your specific needs, such as strength or ratio, or suspended-release formulas.

Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine issue that is due to the inability to produce adequate thyroid levels. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Fatigue
  • Hypotension
  • Fluid Retention
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Low Sexual Desire
  • Irregular Menstrual Periods
  • Aching Muscles and Joints
  • Depression Anxiety
  • Slowed Metabolism
  • Enlarged Tongue
  • Swollen Neck
  • Weight Gain
  • Hypoglycemia
  • High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

There are commercially available forms of Thyroids (T4/T3) are available. Some patient’s symptoms may not be well controlled with the commercial forms and need a specific strength or combination compounded.

At CareFirst Specialty Pharmacy we can compound the thyroid preparation to your specific needs. Some of the advantages of compounded thyroid are:

  • The use of desiccated porcine thyroid, pure liothyronine (T3) and levothyroxine (T4)
  • Thyroid can be compounded to a specific strength or ratio
  • Sustained-release capsules are available
  • We can compound with hypoallergenic excipients such as cellulose or acidophilus

Nature-Throid® vs. Westhroid® vs. CareFirst Specialty Pharmacy®

Several years ago, the formulation of Nature-Throid® and Westhroid® was merged to be completely identical with one another. All aspects of the products, from the raw materials (active Thyroid USP to all inactive ingredients in exact ratios) to manufacturing process, are absolutely identical with the only difference being the tablet imprint code (NT for Nature-Throid® & TH for Westhroid®).

Nature-Thyroid®
(Thyroid USP)
Westhroid®
(Thyroid USP)
CareFirst Specialty Pharmacy®
(Thyroid Compounded)
  • Thyroid USP = 65mg
  • (T3 = 9mcg / T4 = 38mcg)
  • Colloidal Silicon Dioxide
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Lactose Monohydrate
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose*
  • Croscarmellose Sodium
  • Stearic Acid
  • Opadry II 85F19316 Clear
  •  
  • Tablet Imprint Code:
  • Front = N 1
  • Back = RLC

 

 

* This ingredient is NOT added as a separate ingredient during formulation but rather diluent base present in Thyroid USP raw material (per USP monograph)

  • Thyroid USP = 65mg
  • (T3 = 9mcg / T4 = 38mcg)
  • Colloidal Silicon Dioxide
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Lactose Monohydrate
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose*
  • Croscarmellose Sodium
  • Stearic Acid
  • Opadry II 85F19316 Clear
  •  
  • Tablet Imprint Code:
  • Front = W 1
  • Back = RLC

 

 

* This ingredient is NOT added as a separate ingredient during formulation but rather diluent base present in Thyroid USP raw material (per USP monograph)

  • Thyroid USP = 65mg
  • (T3 = 9mcg / T4 = 38mcg)
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose**
  • Veggie Capsule***

 

 

** May be substituted for filler of choice.

*** Veggie Capsules are made of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose which is derived from vegetable cellulose. 100% natural and contain no preservatives, gelatin, wheat, gluten, animal by-products or starch

 

 

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    Levothyroxine (T4) / Liothyronine (T3) Compounded

    Our pharmacy can compound levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3) as an immediate and slow release (modified) capsule.

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    Liothyronine (T3) Compounded

    Our pharmacy can compound liothyronine (T3) as an immediate and slow release (modified) capsule.

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    Nature Throid

    Nature Throid is a thyroid replacement medication.

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    Thyroid (Porcine) Compounded

    Our pharmacy can compound Thyroid as an immediate and slow release (modified) capsule.

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