Compounded T3/T4 formulations offer an alternative to commercially available thyroid medications. Compounded medications offer the advantage of being made without fillers such as lactose and gluten. Dr. Izabella Wentz recently released a new warning about thyroid medications, noting that many commercially available thyroid medications contain gluten, lactose, and other fillers that may be problematic for many thyroid patients. Studies have shown that lactose and gluten affects absorption of thyroid in many patients with Hashimoto's, IBS, and celiac disease.
Dr. Wentz also notes “not all compounding pharmacies are created equal.” Because T3/T4 formulations are dosed in micrograms, it is necessary for specially trained pharmacists to prepare a dilution to ensure precise and accurate doses. Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy mixes our dilutions on our Resonant Acoustic Mixer (RAM), the most advanced method available to ensure powders are completely blended and uniform. In addition to using the RAM, each batch of T3 and T4 dilution is analyzed by Eagle Analytical Labs for potency. This very important quality control measure is NOT done by every compounding pharmacy. By knowing the exact potency of our dilutions, Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy is able to ensure that T3/T4 formulations are exactly how your doctor prescribes. Ask your compounding pharmacy if they are doing this important quality control measure. We are happy to provide you with our reports.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy can also make sustained release formulations, which many professionals recommend so that the hormone is released continuously throughout the day.
We also offer Natural Desiccated Thyroid USP formulations. Dosages and fillers can be customized to meet your unique needs. Dye free and lactose free formulations are common requests from prescribers. We even have vegetable capsules available for those patients who wish to avoid gelatin.
Give us a call today or e-mail to discuss our commitment and dedication to quality and safety. We have the training, technology, and third party testing available to ensure you are receiving the highest quality product available.
- Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected IllnessBy Broda O. Barnes, MD & Lawrence Galton ISBN: 069001029X