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Supporting a multitude of vital roles
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that is involved with temperature regulation and many other vital roles including the immune system. Poor concentration, confusion, memory problems, cold hands/feet, weight gain, menstrual problems, dry skin, thinning hair and low energy levels accompany hypothyroidism (a decline in the secretion of hormones from the thyroid gland).
Aging often leads to hypothyroidism and Dr. Dean believes that this is 'an under-diagnosed epidemic.' Dr. Dean also believes that the natural thyroid extracts are more beneficial than the synthetic versions which usually only comprise of one of the thyroid hormones (i.e. T3 or T4).
Thyroid medication requires temperature regulation and occasional blood tests.
Dr. Dean recommends whole-natural thyroid over synthetic because they cover a fuller spectrum of thyroid hormones, including T1, T2, T3 and T4.
Whole thyroid supplements are of USA porcine origin. Whole thyroid is measured in grains, 60mg = 1 grain.
One grain or higher dosages are potent and usually require temperature monitoring and occasional blood tests. Persons with more serious thyroid conditions are often be prescribed it and dosages under a physician's guidance can often reach 3 to 5 grains daily. However dosages of more than one grain are usually increased by a grain over one to two weeks.
Quarter grain whole thyroid supplements (15mg) provide a “lesser” potency and as such provide a general support to an aging thyroid condition. However long-term use of quarter-grain whole thyroid extracts may also require occasional breaks and monitoring.
Dosages of whole thyroid extracts depend on your age and thyroid condition. As a rough guide they are 15mg to 30mg daily increasing to 60mg daily after a couple of weeks if necessary. Your physician MUST direct higher dosages. Whenever necessary, increase or decrease your thyroid dosage as slowly as possible over days and weeks.
Reduce or stop thyroid supplementation if any of the following occur:
- you feel unwell
- your rising-from-bed-in-the-morning temperature is over 98.2 degrees
- your resting pulse is more than 75 beats a minute
- your thyroid function blood tests are abnormal
Do not use any thyroid supplementation if you suffer from hyperthyroidism (an over-active thyroid).
L-THYROXINE / EUTIROX ®
Main ingredient: sodium l-thyroxine.
Calcium phosphate, microgranular cellulose, sodium carboxymethyl starch, talc, citric acid, magnesium stearate, cornstarch.
EUTIROX IS RECOMMENDED FOR:
Hypothyroid states: goitre, preventive treatment for relapse after goitre removal, thyroid hypofunction, thyroid phlogosis (inflammation), during antithyroid treatment.
Thyrotoxicosis and hypersensitivity to the ingredients of this product.
This product is to be used with caution and only under a doctor's supervision for the treatment of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, myocarditis and cardiac insufficiency with tachycardia. Treating obesity with pharmaceutical products with hormonal activity on the thyroid is dangerous since, in certain doses, it can also provoke serious secondary reactions. Because rare cases have been reported of hepatic dysfunction in subjects treated with thyroid preparations, it is recommended that the dosage be lowered or treatment stopped if there is evidence of fever, muscular weakness or any abnormality in laboratory tests for hepatic function. Patients suffering from panipopituiarism or other problems related to surrenal insufficiency may react unfavorably to thyroxine. For this reason, patients are advised to begin a corticosteroid-based treatment before undergoing treatment with EUTIROX. Treatment should not be interrupted during pregnancy but rather continued as required and under close supervision by a doctor.
When beginning treatment with EUTIROX, not only diabetics taking insulin or products for hypoglycemia by mouth but also patients in anticoagulant therapy should undergo systematic laboratory tests to determine possible interaction phenomena and thus adapt the daily dosage. Diphenylidantoin should not be injected during EUTIROX treatment.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Correct supervision by a doctor is always recommended. He will adapt the dosage and duration of treatment according to the patient's needs. In general, the recommended dosage is:
GOITRE: ADULTS: 100-150 (200) mcg daily. CHILDREN UP TO AGE 14: 50-100 (150) mcg daily.
PREVENTIVE TREATMENT FOR RELAPSE AFTER GOITRE REMOVAL: 100 mcg daily.
THYROID DEFICIENCY: ADULTS: Initial dose of 50 mcg daily (for approximately two weeks). The daily dose may be increased by 50 mcg by intervals of approximately 14-15 days until reaching the maintenance dose of 100-200 (300) mcg daily; 2-2.5 mcg/kilo of body weight daily on the average.
SMALL CHILDREN: 0-6 months: 10 mcg/kilo of body weight/day; 6-12 months: 8 mcg/kg of body weight/day; 1-5 years: 6 mcg mcg/kg of body weight/day; 5-10 years: 4 mcg/kg of body weight/ day.
INFLAMED THYROID (PHLOGOSIS): 100-150 mcg daily.
DURING ANTITHYROID TREATMENT, 50-100 mcg will be sufficient. To be taken with a sip of water, preferably on an empty stomach.
UNPLEASANT SIDE EFFECTS:
Occasionally, especially at the beginning of treatment or in the case of overdose, patients may experience such cardiac symptoms as anginous pain, cardiac arrhythmia and palpitations, and cramp in the skeletal musculature. Tachycardia, insomnia, diarrhea, excitability, headaches, hot flushes, perspiration, weak muscles and weight loss may also occur. In such cases, and always under a doctor's supervision, the daily dosage should be lowered or interrupted for a few days.
The patient should inform his doctor of any unpleasant side effect not described in this leaflet.
ATTENTION: DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE FOLLOWING THE EXPIRY DATE SHOWN ON THE BOX.