Synthroid equivalent to armour thyroid

Common Questions and Answers about Synthroid equivalent to armour thyroid


Avatar f tn Acording to epocrates: Armour Thyroid 60 mg= 50-100 mcg of levothyroxine (Synthroid). Obviously not real specific! If you stay on Synthoid, I would demand the name brand Synthroid since it seems to have more consistent results than generic levothyroxine. epocrates is free on line.
Avatar n tn Turns out that the Peridoxase level just shows that I have Hashimoto's but what I'm concerned about is the fact that the endocrinologist suggested that the Armour may be what was causing the TSH and the T4 to be low and that it was uncommon for them both to be low. She has switched me to Synthroid with an equivalent dosage to the armour (2 1/2gr) but says that we will probably increase the dosage after about 4 weeks.
Avatar n tn My endo tried to blame all this for other reasons and said there was nothing left to do. I got my gp to switch me to armour and immediately felt great only to slide bacwards over the next couple of months. My gp replaced my dose of synthroid with 90mg or 1 1/2 grains of armour. This is supposed to be the equivalent according to the conversion chart. My last tsh came back at 2.5 and my free t's were at the bottom of the range. While on synthroid my tsh was always under 1.
1947387 tn?1325644930 - When I called the pharmacy, she said to check with my doctor because she heard Armour Thyroid was going to stop being manufactured later this year. - Since this contains T4, it will be more inconvenient taking the afternoon dose since I will need to be fasting for several hours. - I will need to be more diligent with stress management and healthy living if I'm taking extra T4 so that I don't have more Reverse T3 issues.
Avatar n tn Going from 75 mcg Synthroid to 30 mg Armour also represents a significant decrease in meds. 30 mg Armour is roughly equivalent to 55-60 mcg Synthroid. When will you reevaluate and increase? Do you have recent labs to post with reference ranges?
178107 tn?1315951230 I weigh 44 Kilograms and find that I have tremors. I do feel better since using Armour thyroid. I would love to know what I can take to lesson these as people often ask me if I am cold. I often do feel verry cold and then the tremors are even worse.
Avatar m tn I have hashimotos hypothyroidism, so the medication completely replaces thyroid hormone for me. I asked my doctor to try Armour. He ordered 180mg for me since they dont come in 175's. According to the converstion chart, this is double my former dose. 180mg = 300mcg of Synthorid. Yikes! I'm not looking to have a heart attack here! Needless to say I will not be taking this medication before having my doctor take a closer look at this medication and how much I should actually take.
Avatar f tn ) I grain of NDT contains 38mcg of T4 and 9mcg of T3 which is roughly equivalent to 76mcg of thyroxine. I am on 2 grains and this is roughly equivalent to 152mcg of thyroxine. People seem to need slightly more NDT than the equivalent dose of thyroxine, so 2 grains maybe good for you too. It is usually best to start on a low dose and increase gradually. I had to go extra slow due to low cortisol and ferritin.
Avatar f tn For insurance purposes I need to switch to Synthroid. I do not want my levels to go crazy again. Can you give me any idea what the dose of Synthroid I will need to replace the Armour. My doctor had no idea but gave me a script for 0.75 mcgs to start with. Can you help us? Thank You, It's good to have you back.
Avatar n tn There may be a transition period, the 150mcg is the right dose to change to -- but you may need to give it some more time. Armour can be more difficult to regulate, but you may find the same with synthroid -- so it will be important to try different things to see what is best for you at this point.
6322039 tn?1380731598 The 195 would have been the equivalent of 180 of Armour. I meant to give the equivalent of 2 1/2 grains of Armour. That would be 162.5 mg of Westhroid. When I looked for info on Westhroid I found this. Brands include Forest Lab's Armour, and Naturethroid & Westhroid by RLC Labs. Also available is a new generic NP thyroid (Manufactured for Acella Pharmaceuticals by unknown manufacturer). Canada's desiccated thyroid is made by Erfa and is called Thyroid.
12511121 tn?1425685192 I left her a message that I felt this way and she left me a message saying I can switch back to the Synthroid if I wanted to. What to do? I really wanted to try and switch because I honestly did not feel that great on Synthroid (better then this though) and I am hearing GREAT stuff about the Natural Thyroid. Anyone have any experience with this?
Avatar f tn According to the info, one grain of Armour is about the equivalent of 75 mcg of Synthroid. If you have not been converting T4 to T3 very well, then the grain of Armour could actually have more effect than 75 mcg of Synthroid. So I think it is a good thing that you have started on a conservative dosage of Armour and your should plan to increase the dosage as necessary to relieve your symptoms. Symptom relief should be all important.
Avatar f tn I have been taking synthroid for many years. Last week I was prescribed Armour thyroid to be taken 3 times per day, with the first dose to be taken in the morning together with a low dose of synthroid. Has anyone heard of this? I spoke to two pharmacists and they both report they have never seen it prescribed that way. Please help!!!
Avatar n tn I recently switched from Synthroid to Armour and would like to know if I am taking enough Armour. I have been on 0.175 Synthroid for 13 years. My doctor recently switched me down to 0.15 because my TSH was 0.05. I had very bad headaches on this dose. Felt dizzy, like I was going to pass out all the time. I requested my doctor put me on Armour so he said that we could try it. He wanted me to be equivalent to 0.175 again so he put me on 2 grains a day. Can you tell me if this is accurate.
Avatar m tn 75mcg synthroid + 1/2 grain Armour OR increase to 100mcg + 1/2 Armour OR other suggestion..? THNX AGAIN!!!
Avatar f tn Hi, I am on Levoxyl (equivalent to synthroid) and my hair is falling out. I was diagnosed w/ thyroid cancer, so I have to be on this hormone as my entire thyroid was removed. I am so sad, I heard that armour is better for this problem. I hope so!!
Avatar n tn I say this because symptom relief can lag behind changes in blood levels of the thyroid hormones. If and when you ever want to go with Armour, you're right that the 60 mg of Armour is not the equivalent of your current meds. So the question would be whether the doctor was starting you on a lower equivalent dose, or did they not recognize the difference? Either way does not encourage confidence.
1273125 tn?1365081126 The newer Acella NP Thyroid made in USA is like the old Armour (Canadian Erfa is too). You almost have to go to the pharmacy (personal presence make it hard to say no) and wait till they find it in the computer (after they said they never heard of it !!). Its under any one part of its long name. All the big pharmas can order it, but not many stock it yet.
Avatar m tn Just prior to her having the hymolytic anemia spell last year, (November 2016) they were beginning to add some T4 in addition to the 180 Armour (about mid-summer) in an attempt to get her FT4 levels up to mid-range. But they thought that may have put her into rapid heart rate. Rapid heart rate is a symptom of being very anemic. The result was that she was taken off of all the T4. After the anemia thing was cleared out. her heart rate remained high. As a clinical trial, the Dr.
324691 tn?1302555442 30 mg of Armour is roughly equivalent to 37 mcg of T4. If you are tolerating Armour okay, then I would increase by 15 mg every two or three weeks until you are to about 90 mg. Then, hold there for six weeks and get testing.
1401696 tn?1280842216 Switching from any synthetic thyroid med to dessicated will take time to get used to it. Yes its possible to feel awful for some weeks. And you just started. On the other hand New Armour just doesn't work for some people. The people that know this to be true usually have some experience with the OLD Armour, which they base their comparison to. Some questions that will help members here help you: How long have you been on the new Armour? Do you have recent lab test results to post here?
Avatar f tn Hi, I want to switch from my 100mcg daily dose of Levoxyl to Armour Thyroid- what would be the equivalent dose? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Changing from Synthroid to the equivalent armour gave me palpitations, so I went back to after a visit to a cardiologist. Is there a way to gradually switch that will prevent this?
Avatar f tn Anyway, I noticed my total t3 was low 68 for a range of 100- 215. I thought well I either could try armour or add cytomel to my synthroid. I tried armour for a month once but felt tired on it. So, I was on 5 days of 88synthroid and 2 days of 100synthroid per week. Asked my doc to try 75 synthroid and 5 mcg cytomel (liothyronine). Felt, tired after a week, then did 88synthroid, and 5cytomel. Then,did 88 synthroid and 7.5 cytomel ( 5 in morning and 2.5 in afternoon).
Avatar f tn Hi, I have had Hashimoto's for years and seem to be having a sudden sensitivity/intolerance to Synthroid. This developed since my hyperthyroid bout last spring and swing back to hypothyroidism. Every time I increase my dose, I experience horrible hyper symptoms including sleep difficulties, heart palpitations and tearfulness. However, the dilemma is that if I don't increase the dose, the hypothyroid symptoms persist. My TSH is slightly below 3 and the target is 1.
Avatar m tn According to the Armour conversion chart, 2 grains (120 mg) Armour is equivalent to 200 mcg Synthroid. I don't know how your med compares to Armour.
144586 tn?1284669764 Which is not the generic substitution of Synthroid. They both are equivalent to each other, just different manufactures. Some wearied taste buds.
Avatar f tn I wrote on the thyroid support forum about personality change, etc. I just can't help but think that switching to Armour would help me feel better and lose the weight (I have been doing EVERYTHING to lose weight and just keep gaining). How do I get my doctor to prescribe Armour. I understand her concerns, but at the same time, I am only 29 and don't want to live forever feeling like ****! Is there something else equivalent to Armour that maybe she would be more comfortable prescribing?