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798555 tn?1292791151
New natural dessicated thyroid sold US !
A new natural thyroid drug has hit the market which is made by Acella Pharmaceuticals. I asked a pharmacist today if it were a generic, she said it is Acella's brand called NP Thyroid. Cheap too, was only $12 per month cash price (no ins) at my dose 120mg day x 30 day supply.

from about thyroid - "The company, which is based in Alpharetta, Georgia, has a customer care toll-free hotline at 800-541-4802. Their website www. AcellaPharma . com does not have any information about their specific products"

The hidden good news here is the FDA approved a new dessicated product, which some feared would never happen!

On the other hand it may contain the same FDA approved filler that makes the newly reformulated Armour and Nature Throid brands less effective than in the past.

I'am stick to Canadian ERFA. But thought this news needs to be posted here.

Anyone get this yet, and it might be subbed for actual Armour brand, so pay attention Armour users!
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219241 tn?1413541365
Awwww...now you know, don't you, that I am sitting here bashing my head against a brick wall crying my eyes out and stomping on an empty pack of Eutroxsig/Oroxine?
I just want to punch some pharmaceutical bureaucrat's nostrils in right now. Just so UN-bloody-FAIR. How come you guys have such a good range and fairly cheap supply of so many different thyroid meds and we don't? Seems like we are a country which will never get well.
Yeah, Aussies might be great at thrashing the Brits at cricket but by gosh we are a bunch of colonials when it comes to good thyroid care! Bah humbug!
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798555 tn?1292791151
I hear you. Many brands have come and gone the last ten years here though. Every brand has had its supply problem, even Synthroid in .....'98 I think.

I still get mine from Canada.
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798555 tn?1292791151
I just spoke to Walgreens. This has the same amount of T3 (9)and T4 (38)
per grain as all the other dessicated meds.  
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393685 tn?1425816122
did you check the fillers out on this LM? I haven't done that yet.

What I have been told its the generic ratio of NDT.

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798555 tn?1292791151
T3 (9)and T4 (38) - I f I remember correctly, these were the #'s on the big bottle at the pharma they showed me.

Was armour T3 ....39?
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535882 tn?1396580285
fillers listed on website are dextrose mono-hydrate,   maltodextrin,  mineral oil
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168348 tn?1379360675
WOW  ... Great, interesting news!  thanks for posting it!
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798555 tn?1292791151
Some other site has the info, didnt see it on the Acella site

From:

http://  dailymed  .nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=33943

NP THYROID 30 (levothyroxine, liothyronine) tablet
[Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC]

NP Thyroid (thyroid tablets, USP) for oral use is a natural preparation derived from porcine thyroid glands. They contain both tetraiodothyronine sodium (T4 levothyroxine) and triiodothyronine sodium (T3 liothyronine) providing 38 mcg levothyroxine (T4) and 9 mcg liothyronine (T3) per grain of thyroid (or per 65 mg of the labeled amount of thyroid). The inactive ingredients are calcium stearate, dextrose monohydrate, maltodextrin and mineral oil.

Its not FDA approved.  Armour IS now aren't they?

So its the same amount of T's as Armour is, but total grain is 65mg, not 60. So grain per grain the hormone amount / strength is the same.

*****dextrose monohydrate - is that what was in old Armour? *****
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798555 tn?1292791151
Kev, what site did you look at? (pm me the link please if they erase it)
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535882 tn?1396580285
dailymed site. if its not fda approved do you still need a prescription for it ? how can they sell it? Kevin
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798555 tn?1292791151
Since we are starting to see people using this Acella Thyroid NP, I thought is would be good to post this again.

It has been brought to my attention that while Armour is still dealing with The FDA, its still not approved yet even after all they went through and the formulation change in 2009.

This non-aproval is a technicality from the day it was first sold years before the FDA was around. So Nature Throid or anything else with natural thyroid in it is most likely not approved either.
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649848 tn?1424570775
From what I can find, Nature Throid is not FDA approved; however, it is once again in supply.
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535882 tn?1396580285
it sounds good?  maybe a cheeped replacement . if it turns out OK. don't want to be the guinea pig  on testing a new drug
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I am taking armour thyroid for almost 5 years. This is my first thyroid medication and I am so grateful to some doctors who believed in it.
A great website for info is http://www.nutri-meds.com/
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798555 tn?1292791151
This post is about The new med Acella, its an alternative to Armour.

Aliittle info - Armour was reformulated in 09 and does not work as well as in the past for some people. I was on it during the change, it was not a good experience. Good that it works for you, and you did not notice the change in fillers used. Armour also has supply issues in most parts of the world and US - not good.

So we need another alternative besides Nature Throid, which also reformulated.

Many like myself have changed to Canadian Erfa.
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This is great news! My daughter is still doing great on Erfa as well. I have enough to get her through most of 2011. However, with "Obama Care" coming into play, I worry if US gov. will stop allowing us to fill scripts in Canada? I hope not, but maybe this new US desiccated med could be an option if need be? The ingredients don't say mycrocrystaline cellulose so that's good, since this was the issue with the new formulas of Nature-Throid and Armour correct?
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798555 tn?1292791151
Per : http://  dailymed  .nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=33943

dextrose monohydrate is the filler. I can only assume thats good, but dont know. No other coments on that filler here.

Time will tell.
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I started Acella thyroid a few weeks ago....the first two days I had horrible diarrhea and they put me on Synthroid for another few weeks.....With the Synthroid I had horrible vision blurring and they put me back on Acella....this time I had frank bloddy diarrhea......may have been my own body's reaction to it but it really messed up my stomach/lower bowels....
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When changing from a T4 med to natural T3/T4 med, you must ease into it, at a lower than normal dose. Introduce 1/2 dose then 15mg per two weeks after, as stated on the PDF file on the Armour site. Many docs dont even know this. Not doing this can possibly produce temporary hyper symptoms -  faster digestion is a possibility.
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acella contains mineral oil which acts like a laxative.  
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helps u poop
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