What is ERFA Thyroid?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Desiccated thyroid

ERFA Thyroid® is a hormone preparation made out of desiccated thyroid for hypothyroidism and other disorders related to thyroid disorders. ERFA Thyroid® varies from other levothyroxine preparations in it is a "natural" treatment containing around 20% T3 and traces of T2, T1 and calcitonin.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with ERFA Thyroid

Side effect Patients
Falls with injury 1


Based on patients currently taking ERFA Thyroid

Dosage Patients
75 mcg (0.075 mg) daily 1
310 mg twice daily 1


Currently taking ERFA Thyroid

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
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 2
< $25 0
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking ERFA Thyroid after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Levothyroxine (Synthroid) 1
Liothyronine (T3) (Cytomel) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for ERFA Thyroid

Feb 10, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mcg (0.125 mg) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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