Thyroid Hormone Prescriptions 101: Have An Endocrinologists Treat You.

Thyroid Hormone Prescriptions 101: Have An Endocrinologists Treat You.

Thyroid Hormone Prescriptions 101: Have An Endocrinologists Treat You.

Thyroid Hormone Prescriptions 101: Have An Endocrinologists Treat You.

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DR.Guttler’s comments:

  1. Brand-name thyroid medication prescriptions decreased from 2007 to 2016.
  2. Endocrinologist’s are the best physician to decide if you should be treated with branded thyroid hormone not other specialists or your primary. Request a consultation if they want to treat you with generic.
  3. Generic thyroid medications were consistently prescribed more frequently in patients with Medicare.
  4. Patient predictors of thyroid medication usage were that older adults more frequently used generic thyroid medication.
  5. ,Women more frequently used brand-name thyroid medication.
  6. Endocrinologists were more frequently for brand-name thyroid medications even if you were older on Medicare.
  7. Women have more thyroid disease and they went to endocrinologists who gave them branded thyroid.
  8. Generic T4  can be switched to different companies every time you get a refill. This changes the amount as every generic even though it has the same amount written on the RX  can release a different amount than your Synthroid pills.
  9. Synthroid brand prescriptions with dispense as written ( DAW 1)  can not be switched to any other brand or generic as it is requested by the endocrinologist.
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