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Armour Thyroid

When and How Do I Take It?

General considerations for when and how to take Armour Thyroid include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a day.
  • Although the prescribing information for Armour Thyroid does not mention this, it is best to take the drug on an empty stomach, 30 to 60 minutes before a meal.
  • Since the tablets contain ground-up pig thyroid, they have a very characteristic odor that many people consider to be unpleasant.
  • Your healthcare provider will adjust your Armour Thyroid dose based on certain blood tests. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have missed any of your doses, as this may affect any adjustments.
  • Try to take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The results of certain thyroid blood tests
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Any other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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