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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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Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) at night instead of in the morning?

Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) 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

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Can it take longer for Synthroid (thyroxine) to work vs. Levothroid?

No: They should work in the same time frame. However, it is always good when switching brands of l-thyroxine to recheck thyroid hormone levels about 6 weeks afterwards, to make sure you are stable on the new brand. ...Read more

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When I take 88mcg thyroxine every second day means what is daily dose?

When I take 88mcg thyroxine every second day means what is daily dose?

About 1/2: If you mean you take 88 mcg every other day then your dose is 1/2 the strength or 44 mcg-50 mcg. It depends how many times during the week you take it. ...Read more

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

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

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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Is it okay to take Synthroid (thyroxine) if your tests are normal already?

Is it okay to take Synthroid (thyroxine) if your tests are normal already?

What is normal?: If your tests are normal when taking thyroxine that is good. If someone wants to give you thyroxine and you have "normal" labs already than see another doctor. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for the drug Synthroid (thyroxine) to start working?

How much time does it take for the drug Synthroid (thyroxine) to start working?

Awhile: Hi. It takes l-thyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid, others, & generic) about 6 weeks to be at a stable level in the blood, although some effects can be noticed in as little as a couple weeks. Be patient. It's worth it! ...Read more

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Can you take thyroxine later in the day if you forgot to take it in the morning?

Yes: Thyroxine is best absorbed into the body if it is taken on an empty stomach with no other medications or supplements, and you wait at least 40 min to eat. The alternative is to take it at least 2 hrs after you have eaten, and again wait 40 minutes before eating. You are always better off taking the thyroxine later in the day if you forgot to take it in the morning rather than skipping the dose. ...Read more

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

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

Weird question: Hi. If I understand, you mean what would happen if a person without hypothyroidism takes Synthroid (thyroxine)? 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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When I take 88mcg thyroxine every other day then what will my everyday dose result as?

When I take 88mcg thyroxine every other day then what will my everyday dose result as?

Thyroxine: If you take 88 mcg every other day, then your daily dose is 44 mcg/day. The pill doesn't come in 44 mcg so if we ever need this, we typically just go with the 50 mcg pill daioy instead. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the increase in Synthroid (thyroxine) dosage to take effect?

Weeks: You may start to feel a difference in 1-2 weeks, but you need to give a new dosage 6 weeks before rechecking thyroid blood levels. ...Read more

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

Can I change from taking synthroid (thyroxine) 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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I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg. If I take two 25 mcg pills will it wk the same as a hole 50mcg tab?

I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg. If I take two 25 mcg pills will it wk the same as a hole 50mcg tab?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Absolutely. Remember to take synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach. It works better that way. Take it just an hour before you eat. ...Read more

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

If you take Synthroid (thyroxine) 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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What to do if I was feeling better when I started to take Synthroid (thyroxine) and now I feel terrible. What happened?

What to do if I was feeling better when I started to take Synthroid (thyroxine) and now I feel terrible. What happened?

Absolutely NONE: So called "armour" thyroid is garbage, it's ground up pigs. It's not even standardized on the basis of thyroid hormone content. T3 (liothyronine) is short-lived in your system and potentially dangerous. It's also impossible to check levels in your blood. Stick w/brand name T4 replacement and make sure your levels are normal. Your symptoms may are probably not due to the thyroid medication. ...Read more

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Can I take 25mcg thyroxine dose with 12.5 mcg for 37.5mcg dose achivement or 37.5mcg dose are available. Please answer?

Choices: There are no 37.5 pill but the easiest to do is take half of the 75 mcg pill to get 37.5. ...Read more

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