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National Thyroid Awareness Month: What You Should Know About Compounded Medications

What You Should Know About Compounded Medications Twenty million Americans have thyroid conditions and unfortunately, many individuals are suffering from it undiagnosed. The thyroid is a tiny butterfly-shaped gland. The gland produces two primary hormones, T3 (triiodothyronine), and T4 (thyroxine); along with these two main hormones, the thyroid also makes four others that can cause issues if out of balance. There are many forms of thyroid disorders, like Hashimoto’s disease, Grave’s Disease, and Hyper and Hypothyroidism, to name a few.

Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
• Tendency to be cold
• Dry itchy skin
• Swollen eyes
• Forgetfulness
• Lack of concentration
• Lack of appetite

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms:
• Overactive appetite
• Fatigue
• Anxiety
• Nausea
• Lack of concentrate
• Irregular heartbeat
• Sleep disturbances
• Dry/Brittle & hair breakage
• Itchy dry skin

During your yearly physical, medical professionals check the patients thyroid for nodules. Although thyroid nodules are extremely common and usually benign, there are growing numbers of people with thyroid cancer and other thyroid issues. More in-depth lab testing is usually required to detect dysfunction. If left untreated, thyroid issues can lead to dangerous conditions like AFIB, blood disorders and heart disease.

With Hyperthyroidism, an overproduction of the T3 and/orT4 hormones causes the body to react to the over secretion of the thyroid hormones in negative ways. The most common form of this disorder is Grave’s disease, which is an autoimmune disease. Grave’s causes the body to attack it’s on thyroid gland. Other causes can be from genetic mutations (can run in families), and tumors in the ovaries or testes.

With hypothyroidism, the thyroid is underactive, producing too little T3 and/ or T4 hormones. The causes of hypothyroidism are autoimmune diseases, like Hashimoto’s, surgical removal of the thyroid (cancer patients), environmental radiation exposure, or radiation treatment of the thyroid. Although there is no cure, there are many different medications available to successfully treat hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

Compounded Thyroid Drugs
A compounding pharmacy can make the same drug and customize it with your doctor’s specific recommendations on dosages that are formulated for you and your unique situation for a fraction of the cost. Many drugs can be compounded and customized for a patient’s specific needs, whether that includes adjusting the dose, eliminating fillers or additives and combining with other medications. The savings often come into play, as large pharmaceutical companies add in their overall costs into their drugs and that can be quite costly.

ApothiCare 360 can compound thyroid medications whether natural or synthetic in customized strengths depending on the order from the physician. If the patient needs a tailored dose it’s available to them. For the month of January, they are offering a one-time use $5.00 off coupon on any new compounded prescription.

The ApothiCare 360 Difference
The demand for professional compounding has increased as health care professionals, and patients realize that commercially available medications do not meet their needs. ApothiCare 360 is much like a traditional pharmacy, but with that extra level of service, you may be missing. They have the best pricing; can personalize your service, and they sync your medications.

ApothiCare 360 is an integrative compounding pharmacy that focuses on an overall healthier lifestyle. Our team is composed of Pharmacy Experts to provide 360 degrees of care for our patients.

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