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Should you take xenical while taking thyroxin?

Should you take xenical while taking thyroxin?

4 hours apart: Orlistat can decrease the amount of thyroid medicine in your body. Take these medicines 4 hours apart. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


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I take 50 mg thyroxin tablet every day, can I take levothyroxin tablet instead of thyroxin tablet?

I take 50 mg thyroxin tablet every day, can I take levothyroxin tablet instead of thyroxin tablet?

Yes: But after you have changes you ought to get your thyroid levels checked in 6 weeks. Then you should stay on the same brand of levothyroxin as there are small differences that may effect your thyroid levels. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, I take 250mg thyroxin a day and have been for 5 years. When can I stop being dependent on this?

I have hypothyroidism, I take 250mg thyroxin a day and have been for 5 years. When can I stop being dependent on this?

It depends: It depends on the reason for your hypothyroidism. Best thing to do is ask your endocrinologist about your medication, and any other concerns you have. Be well. ...Read more

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Can pregnant woman take thyroxin sodium 100mcg?

Can pregnant woman take thyroxin sodium 100mcg?

Depends: If someone is using thyroid replacement medication they should continue it when they conceive. ...Read more

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I'm desperate to lose weight can I take Garcinia cambogia while taking 150mg of thyroxin per day?

I'm desperate to lose weight can I take Garcinia cambogia while taking 150mg of thyroxin per day?

Weight: Before you do anything else you need to find out with your doctor if your thyroid levels are normal. 150 mg of thyroxine may be working well or you may need a bit more or a bit less.

Don't try Garcia cambogia until you have checked your thyroid with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take thyroxin tablet in the morning before brushing my teeth? Since I need to give a gap of 1 hr before breakfast.

Can I take thyroxin tablet in the morning before brushing my teeth? Since I need to give a gap of 1 hr before breakfast.

Should not affect: Thyroxine should be taken daily at the same time but brushing should not be affecting. Should check with your primary physician. ...Read more

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My mother had thyroid cancer and doctors removed all her thyroid. She takes 109mcg thyroxin and has been feeling very tired? Is this from no thyroid

My mother had thyroid cancer and doctors removed all her thyroid. She takes 109mcg thyroxin and has been feeling very tired? Is this from no thyroid

Possibly: She should have her thyroid level (tsh, free t4) checked while on the current dosage of thyroxine. The TSH should be under 1, but detectable. Until her levels are correct, she may feel tired. ...Read more

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Can I take St. John's wort if I am taking thyroxine?

Can I take St. John's wort if I am taking thyroxine?

No interactions: It should be safe to take thyroxine with St. John's wort. A lot of medications do interact with St. John's however, so it is good that you are considering it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take q10 if I take thyroxine?

Yes: Coenzyme q10 is presently being peddled for pretty much everything and if you believed what these people are saying you would at best be reading uncritically. Coenzyme q specifically helps a group of very rare diseases. Supplement makers are not held by law to the standards of truth that the healthtap team is. If you want to pay money to people for deceiving you, that's your business. ...Read more

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Can I take bcaa's & lcarnitine alongside thyroxine?

Yes you may: Branched-chain amino acids are held as beneficial. These are essential aa. Carnitine is made in livers from methionine and lysine. We can also ingest formed carnitine in meats. --or as a supplement. Carnitine can serve as an energy cofactor at the cellular level and is believed valuable for myocardial dysfunctions. Carnitine may inhibit thyroid hormone action at the cellular level, tho. ...Read more

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Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) okay to take?

Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) okay to take?

Yes: Generic synthroid is called levothyroxine. Taking generic version is reasonable and will likely achivevsimilar results, however I would recommend that you inform your endocrinologist about such switch as you may need to have your thyroid levels checked soon (a few weeks) after making the switch to ensure your dosing is appropriate. I would also recommend that you adhere to one kind of preparation. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't take my thyroxine medication?

What will happen if I don't take my thyroxine medication?

Hypothyroid: Hi. If you're hypothyroid and don't take your l-thyroxine, you'll be untreated hypothyroid...but somehow, I betcha knew that! ...Read more

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What happens if a child takes Synthroid (thyroxine) pills?

Can overdose: If the synthroid (thyroxine) is not prescribed for the child, the child can have an overdose which can be dangerous. Synthroid (thyroxine) (thyroid medication) can increase the thyroid levels. Good thing if your level is low; bad thing if your child's level is normal and she takes an adult dose. Keep all meds out of reach of children! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take diphenhydromine with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is it ok to take diphenhydromine with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Yes: It's ok to take any medication while on synthroid (thyroxine) as long as you at a different time. Synthroid (thyroxine) should always be taken on an empty stomach at least thirty minutes before food or medication intake. ...Read more

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Can u take emetrol while taking thyroxine?

Can u take emetrol while taking thyroxine?

Yes, should be fine: There is no known interaction between the two medicines and so you should be fine. Emetrol is just a fancy (phosphorated) carbohydrate which is safe to use, often for morning sickness. I guess I should say: congratulations! :-)

good luck. ...Read more

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Am I hypothyroid if I have all the symptoms and should I take thyroxine?

Am I hypothyroid if I have all the symptoms and should I take thyroxine?

Need tests: The only way to know if you have hypothyroidism is to have your TSH checked. The symptoms of hypothyroidism can be caused by other disorders as well. You will only need levothyroxine if your thyroid is truly under active. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take pomegranate juice and thyroxine?

Only if: You like the taste of pomegranate juice -- otherwise it has no benefits. It won't interact however. ...Read more

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Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) vs NDT: Synthroid (thyroxine) is not for everyone. Many feel much better with NDT (natural desiccated thyroid)... Armour, Westhroid, NatureThroid. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural.
A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3.
Also check out www. GetMyThyroidFixed. Com

JP ...Read more

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Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

No: If you need thyroxine (of which Levoxyl is just one brand) because you are hypothyroid in this country you need thyroxine. ...Read more

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Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) at night instead of in the morning?

Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) at night instead of in the morning?

Yes: As long as you take it at the same time with iron, calcium or a multivitamin. Just be consistent. ...Read more

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Can it take longer for Synthroid (thyroxine) to work vs. Levothroid?

No: They should work in the same time frame. However, it is always good when switching brands of l-thyroxine to recheck thyroid hormone levels about 6 weeks afterwards, to make sure you are stable on the new brand. ...Read more