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Can you take Synthroid (thyroxine) with antibiotics?

Can you take Synthroid (thyroxine) with antibiotics?

Synthroid (thyroxine) and antibi: Yes you can. However the synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach and no food or antibiotic taken for 2 hours afterward. ...Read more

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An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can I take my antibiotic and Synthroid (thyroxine) at the same time?

Can I take my antibiotic and Synthroid (thyroxine) at the same time?

No: Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach at least thirty minutes before food or medication intake. Many antibiotics should be take with food, check with a pharmacist whether the antibiotic you are taking should be taken with food. ...Read more

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Why do my joints hurt when I take antibiotics and synthroid (thyroxine)?

Could be: You could have reactive arthritis which can caused by certain infections. Certain antibiotics can cause problems with tendons. Your thyroid may be underactive as well. See your doctor for an evaluation to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Really bad cough and sore throat, doc gave me antibiotic. Would drinking sleep time tea be okay? I also take enalapril and synthroid (thyroxine).

Really bad cough and sore throat, doc gave me antibiotic. Would drinking sleep time tea be okay? I also take enalapril and synthroid (thyroxine).

Sleep time: Drinking tea at sleep time is OK. However, if your cough and sore throat is not getting better after one week of the antibiotic, go back to your doctor who will examine you and likely prescribe a different med. ...Read more

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68 yr old male healthy, fit Chronic raspy cough 6 months. Smoked to 31. CT shows nasal mucus Antibiotics 4 2 wk not better Synthroid (thyroxine) 88 mg imbibe?

68 yr old male healthy, fit Chronic raspy cough 6 months. Smoked to 31. CT shows nasal mucus Antibiotics 4 2 wk not better Synthroid (thyroxine) 88 mg imbibe?

See a doctor: A cough for 6 months is a concerning symptom. Suggest you see your doctor, who may want to order additional tests and refer you to a specialist for a direct visualization of your airways. ...Read more

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In the U.S., I was told to take Synthroid 30 min. BEFORE breakfast. Here in Japan I'm told to take Thyradin-S (their levothyroxine) AFTER breakfast.

In the U.S., I was told to take Synthroid 30 min. BEFORE breakfast. Here in Japan I'm told to take Thyradin-S (their levothyroxine) AFTER breakfast.

Levothyroxine: Food, especially hot liquids, can disrupt absorption. That is fairly well established. The most important part, however, is consistency. If it is inconvenient to take it on an empty stomach, such that you are missing doses, take it at a consistent time and then let your doctor adjust the dose. ...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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Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

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 Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and synthroid?

Can I take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and synthroid?

Yes: Yes. Ideally synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach 30 min. Before food or other meds. ...Read more

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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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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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Can I take protonix (pantoprazole) and Synthroid together?

Can I take protonix (pantoprazole) and Synthroid together?

Take only: Brand name levothyroxine, preferably in the morning an hour before eating. Ytake the Protonix (pantoprazole) at least an hour later, or you can take the Protonix (pantoprazole) at nite so there's no conflict. ...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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Can I take Synthroid and protonix (pantoprazole) together?

Yes!: Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken before all other meds in the am before breakfast with a lass of water; no food for 1/2 hr. ...Read more

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Can you take levaquin (levofloxacin) and Synthroid together?

Not at the same time: It is okay to take it the same day. It is usually best to take synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach and wait 1 hour before eating or taking anything else. ...Read more

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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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