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What happened to NP Thyroid? Why it was recalled

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What happened to NP Thyroid? Why it was recalled

NP thyroid was recently recalled at the end of April due to concerns over the potency of this medication. NP thyroid was one of the remaining few NDT brands left after Nature-throid and WP thyroid were pulled off of the market for reasons last year.

NP thyroid was recalled due to issues in dosing where it was found to be sub potent. Subpotency means that in certain lots NP thyroid was falling below the 10% therapeutic index set for this medication. What this is that some lots of NP thyroid contained much LESS thyroid medication and thyroid hormone than advertised.

To prevent issues, these lots were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer.

The only remaining NDT brand of thyroid medication on the market right now is Armour thyroid. Is this your only option if you were previously using NP thyroid with success?

Not at all. There are still several options available to you.

Option #1: You can simply switch to Armour thyroid. Armour thyroid has issues, though, so it may not be the best option for everyone, especially if you’ve previously used it without success.

Option #2: You can try to get a compounded desiccated thyroid from a compounding pharmacy. The issue with this option is that many pharmacies are struggling to keep stock right now so this option may not be available to everyone.

Option #3: You can switch to a combination of synthetic T4 and T3 to replace the combination T4 + T3 in NP thyroid. This would look like a combination of Tirosint + Cytomel/liothyronine/SR T3.

Between these 3 options you should find something that works for you!

When will NP thyroid and the other thyroid medications be back? At this time we don’t know but I will update you if any further information comes out.

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I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.

This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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