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Armour Thyroid Side Effects

Although most people have no problems when taking Armour Thyroid, side effects are possible. If the dosage is too high, symptoms of hyperthyroidism may occur, including hair loss, a rapid heart rate, and high blood pressure. Serious side effects of the product may also occur; seek medical attention immediately if you develop signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching, hives, or unexplained swelling.

An Introduction to Armour Thyroid Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Armour® Thyroid (thyroid USP). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Armour Thyroid. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
 

Possible Side Effects of Armour Thyroid

Side effects typically occur when the Armour Thyroid dosage is too high. Too much Armour Thyroid causes symptoms of an overactive thyroid (known medically as hyperthyroidism). These symptoms can be dangerous, and any of these symptoms should be reported to your healthcare provider, as they may signal that your dosage needs to be decreased.
 
Side effects of Armour Thyroid may include:
 
As with any medication, Armour Thyroid can also cause allergic reactions. In fact, it may have a higher risk for allergic reactions, since it contains ground-up pig thyroid glands. Seek medical attention immediately if you develop signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
  • An unexplained rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained swelling (especially of the lips, mouth, or throat).
     
 
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