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Should i take weight loss supplements with the drug levoxyl (thyroxine)?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Careful of caffeine: As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested.

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Last updated Mar 6, 2018

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