Desiccated (dried) thyroid is a combination of hormones that are normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Desiccated thyroid is given when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own. Desiccated thyroid treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). Desiccated thyroid is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), and is also given as part of a medical tests for thyroid disorders. Desiccated thyroid should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems. Desiccated thyroid may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Thyroid (Desiccated) which is a combination of hormones that are produced the thyroid gland for the control of the body energy and metabolism is given to treat a condition of low thyroid hormone as well the treatment and prevention of goiter. Additionally, Desiccated Thyroid is used in the testing for thyroid disorders.