I have been working at Precision Compounding Pharmacy for nearly two years. This September I will be attending the University of Rhode Island in order to obtain my doctorate of pharmacy.
During my time at the pharmacy one of the most important medications I compounded and learned about was Porcine Thyroid. Thyroid capsules are used to treat hypothyroidism, which effects millions of people in the United States including some of my close friends.
Hypothyroidism is cause by a damaged and inflamed thyroid gland which prevents the body from receiving a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone. In order for patients to receive a healthy amount of the hormone they can take capsules to supplement what their body can not produce.
One of the most common ways to treat hypothyroidism is through porcine thyroid. This is natural thyroid hormone extracted from pigs that imitates the hormone your body would naturally produce.
Our porcine thyroid medication is made using veggie capsules that contain only natural fillers. Although our medication is not covered by insurance, it is far more affordable and readily available than if you were trying to get the same medication from a retail pharmacy.
Please contact us at Precision Compounding for more detailed information.
This content was originally created by Jason Baldinger Pharm D candidate URI ’24