I can remember a few people the past year who proclaimed fervently that Armour was being discontinued because of the shortage. And I chuckle about it. Hopefully, my previous posts helped calm that fear.
But in case you haven’t heard, those larger sizes are back! And you can keep track of what’s going via the Forest Pharmaceuticals customer product availability hotline: 1-866-927-3260 As of today, April 19, they state that the one grain tabs (60 mg) and 1 1/2 grains tabs (90 mg) are on backorder, and will catch up with production on April 20th, tomorrow as I am writing this. We’ll see.
Unfortunately, the new formulation has made Armour lacking in sweetness, and it’s almost impossible to do it sublingually. Sad. Maybe another pharmaceutical will get the hint. In the meantime, if you swallow your desiccated thyroid, make sure to avoid calcium, iron and estrogen at the same time. And if you’ve been doing it sublingually, and have to switch to swallowing, you may need a tad more.
Remember: if you have any issues with natural Armour desiccated thyroid in the treatment of your hypothyroidism, you can always ask your doctor for a prescription switch to Naturethroid or Westthroid, both fine FDA-approved, US Pharmacopeia standard prescription desiccated thyroid.
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P.S. If you haven’t bought the Stop the Thyroid Madness book yet, wanted to tell you that numerous patients are emailing me, stating they find the book even easier to refer to than this vast website (plus it has more details and information). So if you want the ease of referral, the book may be the way to go.