thyroid USP

thyroid USP (desiccated),

n brand names: Armour Thyroid, Thyroid USP Enseals, Thryo-Teric, others;
drug class: thyroid hormone;
action: increases metabolic rate; increases cardiac output, oxygen consumption, body temperature, blood volume, and growth and development at cellular level;
uses: treatment of hypothyroidism, cretinism, and myxedema.
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In an advisory, the FDA identified the products as: Thyroid USP (Westhroid TH-1/4) 16.
When hypothyroidism is diagnosed, treatment is always based on prescribing levothyroxine and triiodo-thyronine, never the use of thyroid USP (Armour Thyroid).
Compounded using Thyroid USP powder, a naturally occurring thyroid, Wedgewood Pharmacy's scored tablets are available by prescription in 15mg, 30mg, 60mg and 120mg, with prices ranging from $21 to $25 per 100-count bottle.