Armour thyroid

Grey

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Indication:Hypothyroidism

Rationale:1

Considered:Jan-11

Review Date:Jan-21

Comments:
Armour thyroid is not a licensed medicine in the UK. Licensed thyroxine preparations are available and widely prescribed.

There is no rationale behind the use of a combination of levothyroxine and liothyronine, or of dried thyroid hormone extracts. A combination of the two, in both non- and physiological proportions, has not consistently been shown to be more beneficial than levothyroxine alone with respect to cognitive function, social functioning and wellbeing in a limited number of patients.

The Royal College of Physicians do not recommend the use of Armour Thyroid

UKMI Q&A 56.6 Dec 2013