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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Possible: Levothyroxine (t4) has a long 1/2 life (up to 10 days in new hypothyroidism) so it is possible to dose a higher dose less often (e.g. 100mcg every oth ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Nothing: Synthroid (thyroxine) is a thyroid hormone and it comes in many brands but synthroid (thyroxine) is the best time tested medication. Other similar dru ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Your question: Probably not since most "natural things" are food, namely herbs, plant roots, etc. However, certain minerals such as iodine can affect the thyroid.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Poling
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Thyroid: It depends on the individual. Armour thyroid is different from the other two because it has T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in a 1:4 ratio. The other 2 onl ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
23 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: If you are talking about over the counter thyroid supplements, no. If you are talking about armour (prescription needed), yes.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No Diet Pills work: Please save your money. There is still no diet pill that will really lead you to real and lasting weight loss. Please do not be gullible to this one m ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Follow doc advice: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Potentially: hundreds of other meds might interact in some way with Synthroid. Your doctor can run an interaction check between Synthroid & your other Rx's. I ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Double synthyroid: Prob no worries but would check with your Dr. in AM who knows you the best.
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No : Hi. No, he'll be fine. In fact, I guarantee you he'll never notice the one double dose he got. Don't worry.
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