I take two different thyroid medications----a compounded T3 preparation, and for my T4 thyroid hormone I take Levoxyl (and I take the brand name, I recently learned that for some people the brand name is preferable to the generic in terms of efficacy, and although it is a little more expensive----several dollars per month is all-----it's worth it). I've never taken Armour thyroid hormone, but a lot of people do, and there is widespread concern because there have been numerous problems with patients getting prescriptions filled. I asked my local pharmacist about it out of curiousity, and he just groaned and rolled his eyes-----said it was terrible having to send patients to another pharmacy because he couldn't fill all the orders coming in. Mary Shomon, who is a terrific resource to learn more about thyroid conditions, posted this article outlining tips to find ways to get your Armour prescription filled. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Some very good points. I test and manage many patients with natural bio-identical thyroid compounded at reliable compounding pharmacies. With the difficulty in obtaining Armour I have been switching people to bioidenticals. For more information on my practice and services visit: www.CarolinaMobileMD.com