MEDICATIONS FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM
Improving Lives with Customized Medications and Quality Care
Hypothyroidism is a state in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough of the two thyroid hormones. Although the people with the highest risk are women over 60,1 it can occur in people of all ages. Damage to the thyroid gland as a result from viral infections, drugs such as lithium, or radiation therapy for cancer, genetic predisposition, or an idiopathic source can all result in hypothyroidism.2 Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include:
- Unexplained weight gain, puffy face, dry skin
- Elevated blood cholesterol level, slowed heart rate
- Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints, muscle aches, fatigue
- Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
- Thinning hair, hoarseness, constipation
- Depression, Impaired memory
THYROID MEDICATION OPTIONS
The classes of thyroid medication offered by Revitalife encompass the complete spectrum of treatment options available and are
designed to meet each patient’s specific needs for both T4 and T3; levothyroxine sodium, the most commonly prescribed thyroid
medication globally,14 is synthetic T4 in a stable sodium salt form; liothyronine, and custom combinations for combination therapy
sodium, synthetic T3 in the same stable sodium salt form.15 Additionally, Revitalife is able to help physicians develop personalized
formulations for combination therapy.
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