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In this article, we discuss the results of a recent rigorously conducted study showing that therapy with the thyroid-hormone drug levothyroxine in older adults with subclinical hypo-thyroidism (a mild form of underactive thyroid) who had depressive symptoms provided no significant benefit.
Next to Parkinson’s disease, drug-induced parkinsonism is the second most common cause of parkinsonism, accounting for about 8-12% of all parkinsonism cases. Find out which commonly used drugs can cause this condition.
Tremor is the single most common movement disorder, affecting millions of people in the U.S. If you have tremors, could one of your drugs be the cause? Read this article to learn the answer.
Last year, the FDA warned that a drug used to treat high blood potassium levels can interfere with the absorption of many other oral medications. Learn the name of this drug and how to take it safely when using other drugs.
In this article, we explain why FDA-approved bioidentical hormone medications are preferred over custom-mixed (compounded) products for treating hormone-related disorders.
Not all thyroid hormone replacement medications are the same, and some are not even approved for use in the U.S. Learn which of these medications you should take — and which ones you should not take — to treat hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
For most people with hair loss, the condition usually is age-related or due to the genes they inherited from their parents. But for some patients, the cause of the problem can be found in the medicine cabinet. Learn about some commonly used medications that can cause hair loss.
A reader asks whether a recent change in her thyroid disorder symptoms could have been caused by switching from a brand name to generic thyroid hormone replacement drug. See our advice regarding concerns about such thyroid medication changes.
Many of the millions of older adults who take thyroid pills are taking too much each day, with significantly increased risks of bone fractures. Find out what to do.
A study discovered that more than 1 out of every 10 people who went to a Parkinson’s disease center was found to have drug-induced Parkinsonism. These people were misdiagnosed as having the more common illness, Parkinson’s disease, which is irreversible and has unknown causes.
The article explains why it is not a good idea to start treatment with thyroid hormone replacement without confirmation with laboratory tests that you actually have hypothyroidism. It also discusses the kinds of symptoms that should lead you to have your thyroid level checked.
We wrote in the first edition of Worst Pills, Best Pills, published in 1988, that natural or desiccated (dried) thyroid extract products, such as ARMOUR THYROID, should not be used except by those who have successfully taken it for years to control their symptoms of low thyroid hormone production (hypothyroidism).