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Nature-Throid is a medication that is often prescribed for treating various thyroid problems. It is a "natural" product that is made from the thyroid glands of pigs. The medicine comes in tablet form and is typically taken once daily. The drug meets certain consistency and potency standards, but is not FDA-approved.

What Is Nature-Throid?

Nature-Throid™ (thyroid USP) is a prescription medication used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and various other thyroid problems. Because Nature-Throid is made from the thyroid glands of pigs, it is considered a "natural" thyroid product.
 
(Click Nature-Throid Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Nature-Throid Shortage

Many people have been frustrated to find that this medication (as well as other similar products) has been difficult, if not impossible, to obtain lately. Apparently, there has been a sudden increase in demand for Nature-Throid, and the company has had difficulty keeping up with this increase.
 
The manufacturer does not know when this medication will again become consistently available. It is possible that a few strengths may become intermittently available at first, before all strengths return to the market. Until then, discuss your other treatment options with your healthcare provider.
 
**October 2010 Update** After an extended shortage, all strengths of Nature-Throid are once again available.
  

Who Makes Nature-Throid?

Nature-Throid is manufactured by RLC Labs.
 
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