A: WP Thyroid is available in 8 strengths and only uses two all-natural inactive ingredients. Nature-Throid is available in 13 strengths and is a low-cost option. Both use the same active ingredient – Thyroid USP.
A: Prices depend on strength and vary by pharmacy. To find a pharmacy in your area, click here.
A: RLC Labs is dedicated to supplying the highest quality medications possible, which is why we carefully source thyroid from the U.S. and Canada. All sourced materials comply with the mandated government standards of their respective countries of origin and meet all requirements set by the USDA.
A: Thyroid USP (desiccated porcine thyroid) is the active ingredient in both.
A: Yes. Both WP Thyroid and Nature-Throid are available by prescription only. To find a thyroid doctor in your area, click here.
A: Yes, both medications are free of all glutens.
A: Lactose is not added to our formula but it is already present in Thyroid USP raw material as a diluent per USP (United States Pharmacopeia). Lactose is not contraindicated for individuals with allergies to dairy, as lactose is a milk sugar (vs. dairy allergies which are caused by proteins in milk). It is, however, contraindicated for individuals with lactose intolerance. We have had many physicians reporting no side effects while using Nature-Throid with lactose intolerant patients. The amount is very small – less than 5 mg. per 1 Grain vs. 12,000 – 15,000 mg. in a typical 8 fl. oz. glass of milk.
A: Nature-Throid and WP Thyroid are available by prescription only. If you are having trouble getting your prescription from your usual pharmacy, we recommend contacting some other local pharmacies to see if they have your strength in stock. You can also try any of the mail-order pharmacies listed on our website for a potentially faster turnaround. If you are a pharmacy or doctor who is looking to place an order, please contact us via the contact form on this site and a representative will be in touch shortly.
A: Unfortunately we cannot ship outside the United States. However, we work with a few mail-order pharmacies that may be able to assist you. You can find their information here.
A: Neither Nature-Throid nor WP Thyroid are discontinued, but we are currently working out of a backorder. If you are having trouble getting your prescription from your usual pharmacy, we recommend contacting some other local pharmacies to see if they have your strength in stock. You can also try any of the mail-order pharmacies listed on our website for a potentially faster turnaround.
A: Both medications were formulated to be swallowed whole on an empty stomach with an 8oz glass of water. Use as directed by your doctor.
A: No thyroid drug is FDA approved for sublingual usage. Both tablets were formulated to be swallowed whole on an empty stomach with an 8oz glass of water. Use as directed by your doctor.
A: Use as prescribed by your doctor. Take as a single dose on an empty stomach, at least 30-60 minutes before consuming food or caffeine. Some medications and supplements may lower the effectiveness of WP Thyroid and Nature-Throid when taken simultaneously, so it is important to take WP Thyroid or Nature-Throid at least one hour before any other medication. Calcium supplements, iron products, or antacids need to be taken four hours apart.
A: Click here for a list of thyroid doctors in your area.
A: Store WP Thyroid and Nature-Throid at room temperature, 59°-86°F (15°-30°C), away from heat, moisture, and light. Dispense in tight, light-resistant containers as defined in the USP/NF. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
A: Since WP Thyroid is uncoated and formulated with minimal pure ingredients, the tablets can change color by absorbing ambient humidity. If the tablets are stored in their original container and at room temperature (59° (15°) – 86° F (30° C) with an ambient humidity of 10-65%, no discoloration occurs. However, exposed tablets outside of proper storage conditions still conform to USP specifications for both T4 and T3 potency and stability.
A: Wait 30-60 minutes after taking a WP Thyroid or Nature-Throid dose before consuming any caffeine products.
A: Your doctor will know which dosage is right for you, but you can click here for our conversion chart to compare the differences in strengths between different types of medication.
A: Our strength chart shows what the tablets looks like in each strength. Click here for WP Thyroid tablet strengths. Click here for Nature-Throid tablet strengths. If your pills do not match those in the picture, please contact your pharmacy.
A: Armour rounds their milligram amounts, while WP Thyroid and Nature-Throid provide a more precise number. So while Armour says 60mg and WP Thyroid and Nature-Throid say 65mg, the gram amounts are actually the same.
A: RLC Labs utilizes USDA and CFIA-certified pigs, which are treated humanely and not given blanket hormones or antibiotics unless specifically needed. You can learn more about USDA standards here and CFIA here.
A: No, but we understand the importance of organically raised pigs and hope to have an organic option available in the future.
As with any prescription medication, talk to your doctor about any existing medical conditions, and let your doctor know immediately if you experience any side effects.
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Warnings: Don’t Take For
Use WP Thyroid® and Nature-Throid® exactly as prescribed. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, do not stop taking either medication or alter how often it’s taken. Many factors can contribute to the length of time symptoms are alleviated, though generally people feel an improvement within a few weeks. For some, though, improvement in symptoms may take up to three months. Your doctor will determine which dose is right for you. If any life changes or new symptoms occur, consult your doctor to adjust your dose. Continue to see your doctor until your dosage levels prove stable based on your lab work, then continue to see your doctor at their request. Thyroid replacement therapy is usually taken for life.