Thyroid medications are used either to replace the function of a dysfunctioning thyroid gland (replacement therapy) or to prevent overgrowth of thyroid tissue (suppression therapy). Hypothyroidism is a common reason for hormone replacement therapy.
Because thyroid medication must be carefully dosed to achieve perfect balance in the body, compounding a medication carefully elected based on information such as a person's weight, age, and other health conditions, is the optimum method of treatment. The dose will need to be adjusted by a physician periodically to keep the thyroid function normal.
Snell's Pharmacy can compound natural desiccated thyroid hormone capsules based on TSH levels. This type of compounded desiccated thyroid hormone contains the same hormones that your own thyroid would produce. Please contact your medical provider about compounding a personalized dosage, or contact us for more information.