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General

Pronunciation:
(thye' roid)

Brand name:

  • Armour® Thyroid

Other name:
  • Desiccated thyroid
  • thyroid extract
  • thyroid gland

Important Warning

Thyroid hormone should not be used to speed weight loss in people who are overweight but do not have a thyroid condition. Thyroid hormone will not help speed weight loss in people with normal thyroid glands, and it may cause serious or life-threatening side effects in these people. The risk of serious side effects is even higher if thyroid is also taken with amphetamines such as benzphetamine(Didrex), dextroamphetamine([Dexedrine, in Adderall), and methamphetamine (Desoxyn).

Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication.

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