General Information: Desiccated thyroid is a naturally occurring thyroid hormonederived from porcine thyroid glands. Thyroid hormone is used to treathypothyroidism that results from primary atrophy of the gland, functionalthyroid deficiency, or decreased thyroid function secondary to surgery,radiation, or antithyroid agents. The preparation is also used to treatpituitary hypothyroidism, hypothalamic hypothyroidism, and cretinism. Becauseof considerable variations in levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3) content,porcine thyroid hormone has been largely replaced in clinical medicine bysynthetic levothyroxine, which has a more reliable hormonal content. Variousthyroid extracts have received FDA approval since 1939.
Indications: Thyroid Capsules are indicated in the treatment ofhypothyroidism, especially in improving the symptoms of thyroid deficiency suchas lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, feeling cold, and goiter.
medication besttaken Take this medicine by mouth with water. It is best to take it onan empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food. Take thismedicine at the same time each day. Follow the directions on the prescriptionlabel. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine inchildren. While this drug may be prescribed for children, precautions do apply.
What do I do if I missa dose? If you miss a dose,take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skipthe missed dose. Take your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take two dosesat the same time.
Storage: Store this medication and away from heat, moisture and light. Keep all medicine out of thereach of children. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Donot flush unused medications or pour down a sink or drain.
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