Imagine this: you are cruising along, totally fine, using Naturethroid of WP Thyroid. Things are fine, you’re feeling well, and everything is stable.
Next thing you know, after a quick refill, you are feeling just awful.
Things that weren’t happening before are now back, including:
- Your fatigue coming back
- Weight shooting back up
- Your mood changes dramatically
The whole time you’re wondering, everything has stayed the same, hasn’t it? But, it could have happened that your pharmacy gave you a different brand than was prescribed.
When a doctor prescribes a medication, they can either specify which brand needs to be used, or they can check off a box that says “substitution permissible.”
But, even when a doctor checks the other box titled “dispense as written,” specifying a very particular brand, patients have come back with a different brand.
In many cases, that occurred after many times they got the right brand.
While the active hormones don’t vary much from brand to brand, the inactive ingredients do vary. This can change the way it breaks down in your body.
It’s almost like starting from scratch to determine your optimal dose, and the same applies to generic brands (which often switch between manufacturers).
At Integrative Health, our doctors give you the sealed bottle directly from the manufacturer. No more guessing if the pharmacy substituted brands without your (or your doctor’s) knowledge.