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Is it ok to use Afrin while taking Levothyroxine

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Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Afrin (oxymetazoline) use : It is ok to use it a couple of days per week.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Category C: Afrin (oxymetazoline) is fda pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the f... Read More
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, s... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Better treatment: Go see an ENT and get switched to a better long-term treatment. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is a poor choice to manage allergies.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Absolutely yes.: Afrin & generics (oxymetazoline) are safe to use before surgery. Afrin shrinks the blood vessels & improves air flow thru the nasal passages; ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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50 mg levothroxine: It is more likely that you are not taking enough levothyroxine. Please ask your doctor to measure your thyroid levels.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: But do not take them at the same time. Levothyroxine should be taken on an empty stomach and separate from any vitamins or supplements by at least an... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: I hope you mean slimquick. Slumquick does not sound appetizing.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
I didn't know: anyone was still taking this out-moded anticholinergic medication. Why are you taking it. It's ok to take with levothyroxine, but brand name levothyro... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The transition would have no significant effect on your overall treatment or symptoms. Just remember to take it. Sometimes making a change like this w... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Just make sure you take the thyroid med on an empty stomach and take vitamins later.

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