Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Last reviewed on RxList 02/08/2017
Nature-Throid (thyroid) Tablets is a natural product made from porcine (pig) thyroid glands indicated as replacement of supplemental therapy in patients with hypothyroidism of any etiology, except transient hypothyroidism during the recovery phase of subacute thyroiditis; as pituitary TSH suppressants, in the treatment or prevention of various types of euthyroid goiters, including thyroid nodules, subacute, or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s), multinodular goiter, and in the management of thyroid cancer; and as diagnostic agents in suppression tests to differentiate suspected mild hyperthyroidism or thyroid gland anatomy. Side effects of Nature-Throid are rare and are usually related to therapeutic overdose. Side effects of therapeutic overdose or toxicity of Nature-Throid include:
- chest pain,
- increased pulse rate,
- excessive sweating,
- heat intolerance, or
Partial and temporary hair loss may be experienced by children in the first few months of Nature-Throid therapy.
The dosage of Nature-Throid is determined by the indication and must in every case be individualized according to patient response and laboratory findings. Nature-Throid may interact with oral anticoagulants, insulin or oral hypoglycemics, cholestyramine, colestipol, estrogen, or oral contraceptives. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Nature-Throid; it is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. Minimal amounts of thyroid hormones such as those in Nature-Throid pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Nature-Throid (thyroid) Tablets Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.