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Armour Thyroid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
- What are the possible side effects of desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
- How should I take desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Armour Thyroid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Armour Thyroid)?
- What should I avoid while taking desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
- What other drugs will affect desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Armour Thyroid)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Armour Thyroid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include headache, sweating, diarrhea, irregular menstrual periods, confusion, weakness, swelling in your hands or feet, fast heart rate, chest pain, feeling short of breath, fainting, or feeling nervous, restless, or irritable.
What should I avoid while taking desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
If you also take cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid), avoid taking these medications within 4 hours before or after you take desiccated thyroid.
What other drugs will affect desiccated thyroid (Armour Thyroid)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth;
- medications that contain iodine (such as I-131);
- salicylates such as aspirin, Backache Relief Extra Strength, Novasal, Nuprin Backache Caplet, Doan's Pills Extra Strength, Tricosal, and others; or
- steroids such as prednisone and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with dessicated thyroid. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about desiccated thyroid.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Armour Thyroid Overview including Precautions
- Armour Thyroid FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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