Treating underactive thyroid. It is also used to treat or prevent certain types of goiters and to manage thyroid cancer. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Bio-Throid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.
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Examples include Armour Thyroid and Bio-Throid
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in appetite; changes in menstrual periods; chest pain; diarrhea or increased bowel movements; excessive sweating; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; inability to tolerate warm or hot temperatures; nervousness; tremor; trouble sleeping; unexplained weight loss; unusual weakness.
Usual Adult Dose for Hypothyroidism Initial: 30 to 32.5 mg orally once a day on an empty stomach. Increase by 15 to 16.25 mg per day every 2 to 3 weeks to achieve normal serum T3 and T4 levels. Maintenance: 60 to 130 mg per day.