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Allergic Reaction To Levothyroxine
On levothyroxine 100, 30 days. 2 wks in developed rash/spots around chest. Doc said allergic reaction to chemical. Since I paid for it, safe 2 finish?
Rash/spots: It would be extremely unusual for for the rashes to be related to thyroid. You MUST bring this to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I'm allergic to iodine. I am hashi hypothyroid. Can only take brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & cytomel. But when taken together I have a severe allergic reaction.
Check w/Pharmacist: If you mean taking the two pills at the same time causes a reaction, but taking either one by itself does not, then you could try taking them several hours apart (like one w/bkfst and other w/dinner). If that fails, will need to talk to endocrinologist to see if can manage on one agent. ...Read more
I have allergies and hypothyroidism (caused by hashimoto). Any connection? Also, am I more likely to get cancer or diseases? I take levothyroxine.
I have controlled hypothyroidism by taking levothyroxine. However I have chronic allergies producing urticaria and rhinorhea. Which antihistamine best?
Is it safe to take allegra (fexofenadine)-d or allegra (fexofenadine) when I have mild hypothyroidism (hashimoto) & take levothyroxine (25 mcg)? I have yr long allergies.
Yes: As long as you're on brand name replacement and have normal blood levels, and you take the other meds within the recommended doses. ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic to levothyroxine? I have had reactions to Synthroid & all of its generics. Tried tirosint but am allergic to the gelatin
Possible: It is possible to be allergic to anything, just as you are allergic to peanuts and wheat; however, the extent of allergic reaction is what matters. If it is tolerable and something like just mild, u can take it and just bear with it. If it gives you shortness of breath or hives, etc then do not take it at all. Talk to your primary care physician about options. ...Read more
Would increasing my levrothroxine 125 to higher give me more energy or could it be a combination of my allergies and harmonies that makes me tired?
Wouldn't advise: Inscreasing it on your own, allergies and hormonal imbalance can cause the symptoms you have, please see your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more
Why are you on the med?
It will depend on metabolism and need, whether it would be a clinical
finding or a lab finding. ...Read more
I have been on 125 mcg of levothyroxine for many years. Recently has TSH done and result was 1.18. Dose now 112. Now test 5.0. Is this normal?
Need more thyroid: More important than the TSH is how you are feeling. Thyroid blood tests are often a waste of blood. If your heart rate is normal, and you're feeling well, you are on the right dose. Most hypothyroid patients feel better with a low TSH. Also, levothyroxine (T4) is inactive, and must be deiodinated to active T3 (liothyronine). Armour thyroid (a combination of T3 (liothyronine) and T4) is usually more effective than T4 alone ...Read more
T4-free test result are 0.84 my value, standard Range 0.76-1.46 Do I have hypothyroidism? Do I need Levothyroxine 50*?
TSH???: Hi. The normal range...CAN BE PERFECTLY NORMAL. Without seeing a TSH, I can't tell you. And even seeing a TSH, there is a tiny subset of hypothyroid patients who are hypothyroid not on the basis of thyroid disease, but of pituitary disease; their labs require a much differ mindset for interpretation. NO ONE would diagnose hypothyroidism without seeing a TSH! ...Read more
No: No it cannot. Furthermore, you will not be allergic to it. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism, I have taken levothyroxine 200mcg for 2 months. But I didn't receive good result?
Are you taking it correctly?
Needs to be taking first thing in the morning, empty stomach without any other pills. ...Read more
My TSH is on the high side of normal and I take levothyroxine. Am I at lower risk for developing thyroid nodules as a result?
Can I take levothyroxine as well as T3 (liothyronine) replacement if I'm allergic to iodine swab and shrimp. I'm hypothyroid.
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Thyroid test result was 9.08 microU/ml doctor proscribed me 50 Mikrogramm levothyroxine I now feel worse from one month aots of breathing problem.
Probably unrelated: Hi. At face value, everything your doc did looks completely appropriate. Breathing problems are not a manifestation of either under-replacement or over-replacement of thyroid hormone, so whatever the breathing thing is, it's probably unrelated to your thyroid situation. Maybe asthma, bronchitis, etc. Ask your doc about your breathing problem. If it's serious, go to the ER. Good luck! ...Read more
I have allergies. Itchy eyes, sneezing etc. And I am on synthroid (thyroxine) for thyroid. Which med can I use that won't affect it. Claritin, Reactin? Thanks!
Claritin (loratadine) ok:
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http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1486-898, 1463-869 ...Read more
Levothyroxine tablets simply contains thyroid hormone and is prescribed when your thyroid levels are low.
At your age it would be appropriate to try and find out why your thyroid gland is not working properly. It is not uncommon to have a thyroid problem at your age so you need to fully understand what is wrong and how Levothyroxine will help you. ...Read more
Levothyroxine Excess: You didn't mention the dose you were taking and the number of tablets you had over medicated with so it's difficult to project if you have a dangerous situation going on. The usual signs and symptoms of thyroid toxicity are a racing heart where it feels like it's throbbing, nervousness, intolerance to heat, increase in blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability. ...Read more
Do you mean: Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate)? If so, there are very few modern indications for ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Why are you taking it, and has it been recommended by your doctor? It can interact with T4 (levothyroxine) depending upon the dose and levels of both drugs. There are better and safer asthma meds if that's why you're on itl. ...Read more
For Hypothyroidism: levothyroxine is usually prescribed for the condition of hypothyroidism. Labs are used to determine if you are suffering from thyroid disease. See your doctor if you are having weakness, cold intolerance, depression, hair/skin changes or suspect you are suffering from a thyroid condition for further workup. ...Read more
Hyperthroidism: Taking too much levothyroxine causes hyperthyroidism. This can cause your metabolism to be too fast, causing you to lose weight, have a fast heart rate, lose your hair, and feel like it is too hot all of the time. It is definitely not recommended you take too much of your medication. ...Read more
No: Can take both, thyroid medication interacts with many things. Including food. What I tell my patients is whatever you do do it consistently, then we can adjust your medication. So don't take milk thistle once in a while, either take it daily and check your thyroid levels regularly, or do not take it. ...Read more