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My pharmacy is unable to fill a Thyroid prescription and tells me that there is a national shortage of NatureThroid and also the generic version of NatureThroid. I also take Synthroid during the day. I am down to four NatureThroid tablets (four days worth). My doctor's office is closed through 11-30. Can I safely take the Synthroid in NatureThroid's place?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Synthroid, NatureThroid, Progesterone, Estriol and Vitamin Supplements

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Food sensitivities have steered me away from Armor Thyroid due to wheat and gluten sensitivities.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.comThis is Dr. John and I will be helping you today.I will be reviewing your question and will respond shortly.
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
What dose of the NatureThyroid and Sythyroid are you on?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
65 mg tablet WP Thryroid
25 mcg tablet Levothyroxine generic Synthroid
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
65 mg (1 grain) of NatureThyroid is equivalent to 100 mcg of Synthroid . However Synthroid only contains T4 and not T3 thyroid, which is the active form of thyroid hormone in the body
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