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Can You Take Prevacid 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
My wife is fainting every few months. She takes Levothyroxine 100 mcg and Prevacid (lansoprazole) 15 mg. We are concerned. ?
Yes: Hi. There's a silly notion out there that levothyroxine (LT4) needs to be taken alone. I recommend patients to take it when it's most convenient...usually in the morning with all their pills (and food is fine too). LT4 and lansoprazole have no interaction. LT4 comes in a multitude of incremental doses, and if any medicine or food fractionally impairs absorption, that's cheap and easy to fix. ...Read more
Levoxyl (thyroxine) should be: taken separately on empty stomach first thing in the morning and then after 30 to 60 minutes later rest of the medicines and Breakfast should be taken. So that there is no interference for Thyroid medicine Absorption. Lansoprazole helps with Acid reflux so it should be taken in the morning also with breakfast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for almost 1 yr for chronic gastritis. Is this safe to be on long term? If i want to d/c what is the most comfortable way?
Yes, this : Medication is designed primarily for short term use. Consult with gastroenterologist regarding the risks v. Benefits of taking it for more than one year. There are other medications that you can try, probably not as effective though. ...Read more
Together : There is no reason to take both together. They serve the same purpose. Choose one and stay with it. ...Read more
Yes: You need to be monitored for the side effects of Relafen and other nsaids. Prevacid can help decrease the risk of GI bleeding. It is a proton pump inhibitor. Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) even has a proton pump inhibitor in the same pill with the Naproxen and decrease gastric ulcers. The proton pump inhibitors increase the protection from the NSAID induced GI ulcerations and bleeding. ...Read more
Chronic PPI use: There are concerns that taking a proton pump inhibitor such as prevacid (lansoprazole) for very long periods of time may increase the risk of bone fractures If you have chronic dyspepsia, you should consider evaluation by a gastroenterologist to determine if there is an underlying cause such as H Pylori infection. ...Read more
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