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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
FIRST THING IN THE: Morning usually, although some endocrinologists may recommend evening doses, on an empty stomach.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: In the morning, but you still have to wait an hour to eat or drink for an hour.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Go to your doctor: Cytomel (liothyronine) is mainly for supplementation of your t3, which is way more potent than your T4 and is the end product of your t4. Be careful i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease often leads to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/ba ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
15 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Bodybuilding?: Dont do either of those. Cytomel (liothyronine) will throw your thyroid panel off and you maybe on it for the rest of your life. Dont mess with your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Take one : Or the other but not both
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Don't know.: Probably not.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not with Synthroid (thyroxine): Shakeology is a protein/nutrition supplement. It is probably okay to take with other meds, but Synthroid (thyroxine) should always be taken by itself ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Not reported: Metformin has not been reported to interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormones. One report suggested it could lower TSH levels in some patients ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
PCP: Health tap does not write prescriptions. contact your primary care physician.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: No interactions between the drugs although for best absorption, the thyroid med should be taken by itself with water.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nausea: Any medication can cause nausea but your combinations are probably not the cause. Most likely would be the zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) . Talk to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Neither : The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Different: Armour is chopped up thyroid from animal and synthroid (thyroxine) is synthetic. Brand name synthroid (thyroxine) is probably the most consistently re ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience Neurology
Possible: Both high and low thyroid states can be associated with seizures. Seizures can be seen in 5-10% of high thyroid states and even more commonly when it ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
Short-acting T3 (liothyronine): Cytomel (liothyronine) is the trade name for tri-iodothyronine, (t3). It is considered the active form of thyroid hormone, although all cells can co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, identical: Hi. Brand name Synthroid and generic levothyroxine are chemically identical hormones, l-thyroxine. The inert ingredients vary, but that's trivial. If ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Definitely: Cytomel (liothyronine) is not appropriate as a thyroid replacement medication. It has a short action, can be harmful, can't be measured in routine blo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: It's a thyroid medication not available in the u.S . As with any other thyroid medication, if you use too much, you can cause weight loss. There are ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Very possible: Why does a 27 year old need all of these medications. They do conflict with one another. Get a new medical consult to see if you need all of th ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Is it OK?: Let's get your thyroid under control and worry about the other meds for now. Please ask your doctor whether you need all of the above meds and why?
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Check with doctor: Your doctor prescribed your synthroid (thyroxine) dose based on his or her assessment of your need. Taking anything else that may or may not affect yo ... Read More
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