Thyroid hormone production can become lower or higher than the requisite level, causing hyper or hypothyroidism. American Integrative Pharmacy is a multi-state licensed compounding pharmacy providing marvelous, incredible, and clean thyroid hormone therapy compounded medications. AIP customizes the medications to deliver optimal therapeutic effects while focusing on the quality and efficacy of the medications.
Major areas of focus at AIP integrative pharmacy include advanced formulas for bioidentical hormones, thyroid replacement, adrenal preparations, testosterone, pain control preparations, antimicrobials and other custom preparations. AIP provides thyroid hormone replacement therapy compounded medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County and other Southern California areas.
Compounded Medications for Hypothyroidism
Low thyroid hormone production or hypothyroidism is a common endocrine problem, which affects nearly 11 million people around the world. Twice as many women are affected by this problem as men. The condition is marked by fatigue, loss of energy, cold in the extremities and constipation.
Compounded medications to treat hypothyroidism include:
- Desiccated porcine thyroid
- Pure liothyroinine (T3) and levothyroxine (T4)
- Sustained-release capsules
- Hypoallergenic excipients
- Ginger root powder
Active ingredients in these medications can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of a patient. AIP provides these compounded medications through its pharmacy as well as through online prescription refills nationwide. It receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County and other Southern California locations.
How to Treat Hypothyroidism?
Thyroid gland in the body produces T3 and T4 types of peptide hormones. A patient of hypothyroidism will conventionally begin treatment on T4 alone. Many patients will benefit from this treatment, but the assumption here is that they efficiently convert T4 to T3.
The patients who may not respond adequately to T4 treatment can be put on desiccated porcine thyroid, which includes T3 and T4 in about similar physiological doses. A third treatment option is a compounded thyroid capsule, which includes T3 and T4 in a sustained release form. While this product is similar to mass produced medications, it offers two distinct advantages.
In this capsule, T3 and T4 can be integrated into a single dose and the strength can be adjusted to precisely match with the patient’s profile. The other advantage is that when the capsules are made sustained release, it helps to extend the activity of the T3, which otherwise has a short half-life. This enables a patient to take the T3/T4 capsule once a day in most cases.
Patients who need thyroid medications should be aware that these drugs will tend to interact with most types of drugs, foods and supplements. Therefore, it is advisable to take the capsule one hour prior to any drug or food, and four hours before any supplement containing minerals such as zinc, iron, or calcium.
Choosing a Compounding Pharmacy
Patients who want to use a compounded medication for thyroid, they must choose a compounding pharmacy that is using a high quality bulk thyroid powder. According to the FDA, thyroid powder can be considered pharmaceutical grade when it is between 90 and 110 percent of the permitted amount of T3 and T4.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.