Talk to your doctor

When you have hypothyroidism, your body doesn’t produce enough T3 and T4 hormones, which may impact some important bodily functions. It is important to talk to your doctor about your symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

increased sensitivity to cold temperatures

Increased sensitivity
to cold temperatures

tiredness and fatigue

Tiredness, fogginess,
and fatigue

dry, coarse skin

Dry, coarse skin

digestive problems

Digestive problems

possible weight gain and puffiness

Possible weight
gain and puffiness

decreased heart rate

Decreased
heart rate

Hypothyroidism is not the only disease that has these symptoms. The best way to confirm a diagnosis of hypothyroidism is to have a blood test to check your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. TSH is a hormone that signals the thyroid to produce T3 and T4.

Getting the right diagnosis

Many other conditions share symptoms similar to hypothyroidism. For that reason, doctors use 2 primary blood tests to confirm a diagnosis. One is called the TSH test and the other is a test that checks your T4 levels. Additional tests can further define the cause of hypothyroidism.

It’s important to talk to your doctor about a diagnosis.

TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) tests are used to confirm a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. The tests measure the amount of TSH that is in your blood.

T4 (thyroxine) tests are also used to diagnose hypothyroidism. The purpose of these tests is to measure the amounts of T4 that can be used by cells.

T3 (triiodothyronine) tests determine the amount of T3
in your blood, and are usually used to identify
hyperthyroid patients.

Free T4/T3 tests measure the portion of T4 or T3 that is not bound by albumin and other proteins, and represent the amount of hormone that is available for immediate use by the body.

Thyroid antibody tests measure the amount of immune activity directed against the thyroid gland by the body.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) tests are used to confirm a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. T4 (thyroxine) tests measure the amounts of T4 that can be used by your cells.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

Thyroid hormones, including ARMOUR THYROID, should not be used either alone or in combination with other drugs for the treatment of obesity or weight loss. In patients with normal thyroid levels, doses of ARMOUR THYROID used daily for hormone replacement are not helpful for weight loss. Larger doses may result in serious or even life-threatening events, especially when used in combination with certain other drugs used to reduce appetite.

WHAT IS ARMOUR® THYROID?

ARMOUR THYROID (thyroid tablets, USP) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat a condition called hypothyroidism from any cause, except for cases of temporary hypothyroidism, which is usually associated with an inflammation of the thyroid (thyroiditis). It is meant to replace or supplement a hormone that is usually made by your thyroid gland.

ARMOUR THYROID is also used in the treatment and prevention of normal functioning thyroid goiters, such as thyroid nodules, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multinodular goiter, and in the management of thyroid cancer.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

Thyroid hormones, including ARMOUR THYROID, should not be used either alone or in combination with other drugs for the treatment of obesity or weight loss. In patients with normal thyroid levels, doses of ARMOUR THYROID used daily for hormone replacement are not helpful for weight loss. Larger doses may result in serious or even life-threatening events, especially when used in combination with certain other drugs used to reduce appetite.

WHAT IS ARMOUR® THYROID?

ARMOUR THYROID (thyroid tablets, USP) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat a condition called hypothyroidism from any cause, except for cases of temporary hypothyroidism, which is usually associated with an inflammation of the thyroid (thyroiditis). It is meant to replace or supplement a hormone that is usually made by your thyroid gland.

ARMOUR THYROID is also used in the treatment and prevention of normal functioning thyroid goiters, such as thyroid nodules, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multinodular goiter, and in the management of thyroid cancer.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION (cont'd)

  • Do not use ARMOUR THYROID if you have hyperthyroidism, overactive thyroid, uncorrected adrenal problems, or are allergic to any of its ingredients.
  • Tell your doctor about any other medical conditions you may have, especially heart disease, diabetes, blood clotting problems, and adrenal or pituitary gland problems. The dose of other drugs you may be taking to control these conditions may have to be changed while you are taking ARMOUR THYROID.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain, increased pulse rate, rapid, strong, irregular heartbeat, excessive sweating, or any other unusual event.
  • If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar levels and/or the glucose in your urine, as ordered by your doctor and immediately tell your doctor if there are any changes.
  • If you are taking oral anticoagulants, blood clotting status should be checked often by your doctor.
  • Partial loss of hair may be experienced by children in the first few months of thyroid therapy, but this will usually go away on its own.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any foods or drugs, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or are taking any other drugs, as well as prescription and over-the-counter products.
  • Use ARMOUR THYROID only as ordered by your doctor. Do not stop or change the amount you take, or how often you take it, unless told to do so by your doctor.

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