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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quetiapine (Definition)

Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more


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Could seroquel 50-75 mg cause thyroid dysfunction or low thyroxine levels? will it affect from my fitness goals?i can control the hunger attacks btw

Could seroquel 50-75 mg cause thyroid dysfunction or low thyroxine levels? will it affect from my fitness goals?i can control the hunger attacks btw

Seroquel: Its not known whether seroquel causes thyroid dysfinction.. Before starting medication make sure thyroid levels r good. Seroquel can cause weight gain. Its an antipsychotic drug. Weight gain inturn leads to insulin resistance . Avoid alcohol use when taking seroquel . Alcohol can raise seroquel levels and can cause toxicity ...Read more

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Do you really need to eat an hour after you take synthroid?

Do you really need to eat an hour after you take synthroid?

30 min may suffice: If there is conflict in am, you can take at bedtime as shown in a recent study in a thyroid journal. ...Read more

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Can I change from taking synthroid at night vs the morning? I take 50 mcg.

Can I change from taking synthroid at night vs the morning?  I take 50 mcg.

Either: It is usually recommended that you take the medicine in the morning about an hour before eating. Fasting prior to the dose appears to be more important than whether it is taken in the morning or in the evening. Therefore nighttime is also fine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If a healthy person takes synthroid, what happens? Good, bad, or neutral?

If a healthy person takes synthroid, what happens? Good, bad, or neutral?

Weird question: Hi. If I understand, you mean what would happen if a person without hypothyroidism takes Synthroid? If a non-hypothyroid person took a high enough dose, it would make the person hyperthyroid. A very low dose could be accommodated because the pituitary would adjust TSH secretion to adjust endogenous thyroid function downward to account for the added exogenous thyroid hormone. But why do you ask? ...Read more

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If you take Synthroid at night, do the levels of the drug not slowly decrease during the day?

If you take Synthroid at night, do the levels of the drug not slowly decrease during the day?

No: It's a long acting med. The level only drops if you stop taking the med. As long as you take it daily, the level is sustained. ...Read more

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Is generic Synthroid 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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Is it better to take the name brand Synthroid than thegeneric brand.I am taking the generic but I feel I would feel better on Synthroid is there bette?

Same Hormone with a: twist. Each manufacturer uses the same levothyroxine hormone, and puts the correct amount in each pill. The difference between different manufacturers is the binders they use to actually make the pill. These different binders can change the absorption of the hormone, and since we are only taking about micrograms of the hormone in the pill, a little difference in absorption makes a big change. ...Read more

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Can i take Synthroid 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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Seroquel (Definition)

Seroquel (quetiapine) is a second generation antipsychotic. It is an approved medication treatment for scizophrenia, acute manic bipolar episodes, bipolar depressive episodes. It also comes in an extended release form (seroquel xr). Adverse effects include, but are not limited to, significant weight gain and adverse ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form ...Read more