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how long to wait after taking synthroid before taking melatonin

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin: Should be ok as long as u get clearance from your prescribing doctor.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Interactions: Melatonin interacts with both Lipitor (atorvastatin) and synthroid as well as with a host of other drugs. The interaction howver, is mild and creates ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
15 years experience Neurology
Melatonin is safe: In a neurologically normal, generally healthy adult, there should be no adverse effects from melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone naturally secreted by t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Many possibilities: There are multiple reasons why you can't stay asleep. The best starting point is to address your sleep hygiene. Start with making sure you have this l ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No waiting needed.: No problem.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
15 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid: Typically the recommendation is to wait at least 30 min after your thyroid medication before consuming foods or vitamins. There is some new emerging e ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
35 years experience General Surgery
Soon : What the thyroidectomy for? If you had the entire gland removed, and the pathology is non cancerous, you ought to be able to start your thyroid replac ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
I tell my patients: thy need not wait: I think other MD's make too big a deal of separating these meds. Take them & see what your lab tests show. HRS, MD,FACC www.th ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
That's silly: Forgive my frankness. This is news to me after 40 years in medicine and I traced it to a phony "natural healing" doctor-bashing scare website. You do ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lacambra
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: Melatonin levels in your body spike at bedtime, and the general advice is to try taking it when you want to fall asleep. Try 1-3 mg at bedtime the f ... Read More
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