Are there fillers in this medication? Like gluten?

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Hi All,
Can you help? I’m having trouble finding answers or information about the med my doc prescribed today. I’ve gpogled and also searched the sttm website. I mostly want to know…are there fillers in this medication? Like gluten? But any other info about it is also welcome. Please respond in easy to understand language. This stuff seriously confuses me. ?

*Levothyroxin/Liothyronine. Generic for thyroid armour. MFG Westminster. 1.5gr (90mg) tabs.


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  1. Maybe I am reading this wrong but levothyroxine and liothyronone are synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. Levothyroxine is a T4 and liothyronine is a T3. Armour Thyroid is a Naturally Dessicated Thyroid hormone that contain T4 and T3. They are two different types of thyroid replacement and are absolutely not generic for Armour Thyroid.

  2. I take Levothyroxine too and was told it is the generic for Synthroid.

  3. If you call the pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist they will give you all your answers!

  4. this is not generic for Armour thyroid, and most likely has fillers. You can google and find what the fillers are. Levo is synthetic and Armour is natural dessicated thyroid hormone.

  5. Your prescription should always come with instructions which would include this information.

  6. I dunno’. I just typed what I saw on the bottle. I’ll see if the pharmacist is any help. They had a huge line of people at the counter earlier and a line of cars waiting at the drive-through. Hopefully they will answer call.

  7. I take 25 mg of levothyroxine

  8. I’m waiting for pharmacy to answer call. But one side of pill is stamped WP and the other side is marked 157. Does this help?

  9. Levothyroxine and liothyronine are the proper names for T4 and T3 respectively. They are the same chemicals whether they come from a lab, are a by-product of pork production or are made by a healthy human thyroid. Hang on and I’ll come back with the list of ingredients.

  10. Okay. I just got off the phone with the pharmacist. He said I don’t have to worry about it having any gluten or dairy fillers. He also said that the reason the name levothyroxine and Liothyronine are on the bottle was because it’s an Armour generic and it does have some of the T3 and T4 in it. Thanks for all your help everybody. I appreciate it. This can be so confusing!!!

  11. Oh wait, does the wp mark on the pill mean it’s WP thyroid brand?

  12. I was told by my ANP that synthroid was the only gluten free thyroid medication. I have not confirmed that myself.

  13. It looks like mfg westminster, and i have no clue who that is.

  14. I’m allergic to the fillers in this. I take tirosint.

  15. I asked in another group, could this be a compounded med? does the bottle say both liothyronine and levothyroxine

  16. From what I read in the STTM site, it sounded like generics for armour weren’t being made anymore (for whatever strange reason), so how can this medicine claim it’s a generic for armour. So weird! Like in a sci-fi novel or something!

  17. Levothyroxine is the generic name. Synthroid is brand name. This is a T4 medication. The fillers are different in generic vs. brand. I do much better on Synthroid.

  18. I have tried synthroid at one point, years ago. If I remember correctly, it seemed to be a time of energy for me. Why then I wonder, don’t they just use that?

  19. The author at the above mentioned site wrote “If the goal of taking a supplement is to lend your body a helping hand in maintaining health, it seems a little paradoxical to make its job harder by feeding it synthetic excipients, don’t you think?” I agree. But don’t really know what to do. I have kind of promised my body I will take better care of it. This is what the doc recommended. I just stopped taking the last one, because it made me feel so awful. So, now I am not sure about taking this one! Gheeze!

  20. The article has a strongly worded ending! “The decision by some companies to use Magnesium Stearate is all the more shameful because there are much safer alternatives to Magnesium Stearate that will accomplish the same goals without affecting consumer health”

  21. Magnesium stearate is perfectly safe and your article is erroneous. I say this as a chemist and toxicologist.

    https://nutritionreview.org/2013/11/magnesium-stearate-a-safe-and-effective-filler-setting-the-record-straight/

  22. “Stearic Acid rarely occurs by itself in nature—it is always in the presence of other fatty acids (e.g. palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid)—and we do not know if, and to what extent, the presence of these other fatty acids influences the metabolism of Oleic Acid in the body.”
    Isn’t the Oleic what we were warned against years ago in diet pills? It seems they caused heart attacks. Remember? Or maybe my memory is off about it. Not quite sure.

  23. Julie as a toxicologist and a chemist did you specifically study magnesium stearate? Or are you like me, reading about it and trying to understand? I just want to be clear on what you are saying.

  24. I mean I know about it as a chemist and toxicologist, of necessity I have an encyclopedic knowledge of lots of chemicals, this included.

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