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Is it ok to use Afrin while taking Levothyroxine

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Afrin (oxymetazoline) use : It is ok to use it a couple of days per week.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Better treatment: Go see an ENT and get switched to a better long-term treatment. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is a poor choice to manage allergies.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
50 mg levothroxine: It is more likely that you are not taking enough levothyroxine. Please ask your doctor to measure your thyroid levels.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
23 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: I hope you mean slimquick. Slumquick does not sound appetizing.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: No interaction.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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