Thyroid

(USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Dry Thyroid; Getrocknete Schilddrüse; Glándula tiroides, extracto de; NSC-26492; Thyreoidin; Thyroid Extract; Thyroid Gland; Thyroidea; Thyroideum Siccum; Tiroide Secca.
ATC — H03AA05.
ATC Vet — QH03AA05.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Chin., Jpn, and US.

USP 31

(Thyroid). It is the cleaned, dried, and powdered thyroid gland, previously deprived of connective tissue and fat, obtained from domesticated animals used for food by humans. On hydrolysis it yields not less than 90% and not more than 110% each of the labelled amounts of levothyroxine and liothyronine calculated on the dried basis. It is free from iodine in inorganic or any form of combination other than that peculiar to the thyroid gland. It may contain a suitable diluent such as glucose, lactose, sodium chloride, starch, or sucrose. A yellowish to buff-coloured amorphous powder, having a slight, characteristic, meat-like odour. Store in airtight containers.

💊 Profile

Thyroid has been used in the treatment of hypothyroidism, but treatment with mixtures of thyroid hormones or preparations of animal extracts is not recommended.

💊 Preparations

USP 31: Thyroid Tablets.

Proprietary Preparations

Ital.: Cinetic; Mex.: Amet; Thai.: Thiroyd; USA: Nature Throid. Multi-ingredient: Braz.: Emagrex†; Obesidex†; Obesifran†; India: Ebexid; Thai.: Metharmon-F.
Published November 04, 2018.