Thyroid Hormone 101: Stay Away from Compounded Thyroid Hormones.
This ad is misleading as compounded thyroid hormone is dangerous.
Stick with thyroid hormone like Synthroid and avoid possible severe overdose or underdose by compounding pharmacies.It should say tell congress to ban compounding for thyroid hormone.
- The compounding pharmacy also pushes compounded thyroid hormone. It is not recommended for treatment of hypothyroidism.
- The use of porcine ( pig ) thyroid extracts are not recommended.
- Both 1 and 2 above have significant health risks.
- Standard drugs like Synthroid are “bioidentical” as they have the exact same thyroid molecule as the human hormone.