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Thyroid hormone preparations containing Desiccated Thyroid Extracts (DTE) have been backordered or recalled many times since 2017. Other types of thyroid hormone replacement include levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3). Levothyroxine is one of the most widely used drugs worldwide: its use has increased over the past 15 years and is projected to increase further over the next decade. Liothyronine is short acting and often produces intolerable side effects. Many patients have found that Desiccated Thyroid Extracts work best for them, reporting that they simply do not feel as well when they take levothyroxine alone or with liothyronine. Thyroid hormones, unlike other drugs, do not work best on a fixed-dose regimen, but rather may require dosing adjusted to the specific needs of each patient. Ask our pharmacist for more information about customized thyroid preparations and how we can help if your medication is backordered or recalled.

 

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