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Can I Take Kelp With Levothyroxine
Ok and one hour: It is okay to take both levothyroxine and topiramate if your doctor has prescribed them for you. Levothyroxine should always be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is best to wait at least one hour before taking other medications or food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking 100mgs of levothyroxine per day. My levels are normal now but I still can't lose weight. My doc won't give me t3 (liothyronine). Can I take kelp also?
No kelp: The most common cause of hypothyroidism in developed countries is hashimotos thyroiditis. Taking iodine, as in kelp, makes this worse. There is a small percentage of people with hypothyroidism that feel better on T3 (liothyronine) (due to decreased T4 to T3 (liothyronine) conversion in the brain, not elsewhere). Taking T3 (liothyronine) will not help you lose weight any better. You need to eat less and exercise to lose weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking levothyroxine tabs 150 mcg. I would like to switch to more natural kind of medicines. I've heard that sea kelp 150mcg should be taken for a more natural source of iodinefor thyroid. Is it true?
Iodine: Unless you have an iodine deficiency, iodine is not helpful in hypothyroidism. Iodine deficiency is very uncommon in the modern world because of supplementation. In the absence of iodine deficiency, iodine can suppress the iodination of thyroid hormone precursors and decrease T4 to T3 (liothyronine) conversion. In fact, an iodine drug called sski is used to treat over active thyroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing: Different than if you didn't take kelp. It doesn't affect your thyroid one way or the other. ...Read more
Yes and no: You can safely take brand name levothyroxine is your thyroid is deficient, but thinogenics will only thin your wallet. Why put chemicals in your body when you don't know what they are, what they can do, or what harm they can cause? Don't get your scientific information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Don't do that: None of the stimulant weight-loss products on the market are safe. They are known for causing cardiac arrhythmias, headaches, urinary retention, anxiety & depression, renal insufficiency, sleep disorders, and fatigue. There is no such thing as a fat burner. See your doctor for diet and exercise recommendations, and do not take any supplements unless under a doctor's management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication Question: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 hour otherwise they could decrease the absorption of the levothyroxine. Always check with your doctor for any contraindications before taking the estroven as well. ...Read more
Yes, but....: I am not aware of a bad interaction. However, why do you want to take garcinia? These supplements are always promoted heavily without any medical/scientific justification. A study by kim et al, nutritional journal, 2011, vol 10, page 94, pmcid 21936892, found no effect of garcinia on weight loss. The advertisers won't tell you that, will they? ...Read more
Yes you can: You can safely take both medications together providing that you adhere to the recommended doses. ...Read more
Watch 4 sude effects: Combining these medications may increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as high blood pressure, palpitation, chest pain, and irregular heart beat. If you have preexisting heart disease, your condition may worsen. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you. ...Read more
Yes,: But the "thermogenic" is a not effective for any known human disorder, a waste of your money and may contain toxic ingredients. Don't get your medical information from tv, friends or internet scams. ...Read more
Probably nothing: No way to tell, but since the effects of T4 take many days to weeks of therapy to become effective, it's unlikely that three pills will have any significant adverse effect except to decrease stimulation of the child's own thyroid mechanism. Still, talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Can the generic for Synthroid (levothyroxine) be broken into 4? I take half one day and a half of a half the next.
Break into four:
Sure it will work but probably not as well as half a tablet each day.
Don't forget to have your doctor check your thyroid levels every 3-4 months till it is sure that your levels are stable. ...Read more
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