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Can I Take Synthroid With Co Q10
Can the generic for Synthroid (levothyroxine) be broken into 4? I take half one day and a half of a half the next.
Is there a difference between levothyroxine and synthroid? I was told to take name brand because it's better. I thought it was the same thing.
Synthroid (thyroxine) better: Synthroid is a brand name t4, levothyroxine is the name of the generic. Many studies have indicated the brand name is more reliable and consistent. However, your insurance company will probably want you to take the generic because it's cheaper. A yugo is cheaper than a cadillac, but they are both cars -- so they're the same thing -- right? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Each morning before I take my synthroid I feel very bad and about 1 hr after taking it feel good. Why is that? Does it wear off by the morning?
Possibly,..: Everyone metabolizes medications differently, and in your case, your symptoms are what they are, so it is possible the meds are waxing in the AM. Try talking to your Dr. and maybe taking the meds at Noon or even in the PM hours may help decrease the feeling you get in the AM. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer