What is Thyroid Hormone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Thyroid-120

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Thyroid hormone supplements supplies the thyroid hormone normally produced by the body. It is used to treat the symptoms of hypothyroidism (a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone), which include lack of energy, depression, constipation, cramps, aches & pains.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hypothyroidism 15 3
General health 2 0
Fatigue 1 0
Graves' disease 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Thyroid Hormone

Side effect Patients
Heart palpitations 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Thyroid Hormone

Dosage Patients
5 tablet(s) daily 1
120 mg daily 1
150 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Thyroid Hormone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Thyroid Hormone

Duration

Currently taking Thyroid Hormone

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Thyroid Hormone

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Thyroid Hormone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Levothyroxine (Synthroid) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Thyroid Hormone.