Armour Thyroid vs Synthroid

Armour Thyroid
(Rx)
Synthroid
(Rx)
Armour Thyroid is a thyroid medication.
Synthroid is a thyroid medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Hypothyroidism
2.8
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Hypothyroidism
2.5
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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Not Available
July 24, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
21,156 Discussions
182,538 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Our data suggest that Armour Thyroid is taken for Hypothyroidism, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is prescribed for Thyroid Problems.
Condition
Number of posts
Synthroid is prescribed for Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's Disease and Thyroid Problems and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Arm
Weight Gain
9
Weight Loss
8
Anxiety
3
Palpitations
3
Insomnia
2
Headaches
2
Joint Pain
1
Dizziness
1
Feeling Hyper
1
Tired All The Time
1
Syn
Weight Gain
10
Weight Loss
8
Depression
6
Hair Loss
5
Anxiety
4
Palpitations
3
Headaches
3
Insomnia
3
Allergy
2
Exhaustion
2
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Weight Gain
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Syn
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10
Weight Loss
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Syn
8
8
Anxiety
Arm
Syn
3
4
Palpitations
Arm
Syn
3
3
Insomnia
Arm
Syn
2
3
Headaches
Arm
Syn
2
3
Joint Pain
Arm
Syn
1
0
Dizziness
Arm
Syn
1
0
Feeling Hyper
Arm
Syn
1
0
Tired All The Time
Arm
Syn
1
0
Weight Gain
Syn
Arm
10
9
Weight Loss
Syn
Arm
8
8
Depression
Syn
Arm
6
0
Hair Loss
Syn
Arm
5
0
Anxiety
Syn
Arm
4
3
Palpitations
Syn
Arm
3
3
Headaches
Syn
Arm
3
2
Insomnia
Syn
Arm
3
2
Allergy
Syn
Arm
2
0
Exhaustion
Syn
Arm
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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A Category A
Armour Thyroid is considered safe to use during pregnancy.
A Category A
Synthroid is considered safe to use during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, 120 mg, 180 mg, 240 mg, 300 mg
Tablet: 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, 300 mcg
Solution: 200 mcg, 500 mcg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Talk to your doctor about fiber consumption as it may decrease the drug's absorption., Talk to your doctor about soy consumption as it may decrease the absorption of the drug., Talk to your doctor about coffee consumption as it may affect the drug's absorption.
Ingredients
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Thyroid Pork
Levothyroxine Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Armour Thyroid and Synthroid: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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