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does coffee affect thyroid medication?

does coffee affect thyroid medication?

Cofee: Very simply - NO! - but as always, too much of a good thing is not OK. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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Does drinking grapefruit juice affect aee inhibitors?

Does drinking grapefruit juice affect aee inhibitors?

Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit juice blocks special enzymes in the wall of the small intestine that actually destroys many medications and prevents their absorption into the body. Thus, smaller amounts of the drugs get into the body than are ingested. When the action of this enzyme is blocked, more of the drugs get into the body and the blood levels of these medications increase. This can lead to toxic side effects. ...Read more

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Does white grape juice affect thyroid?

Does white grape juice affect thyroid?

No: I am not aware of any affect of grape juice on the thyroid. If you are taking thyroid hormone, however, it should be taken on an empty stomach with water and wait at least 40 min before eating. ...Read more

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Does coffee really interfere with thyroid medication absorption?

Does coffee really interfere with thyroid medication absorption?

Yes: Yes, a recent study done by an italian group and published in thyroid journal showed up to 35% reduction in thyroid level absorption if thyroxine was taken with coffee. ...Read more

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Does green tea and pomegranate juice affect hypothyroidism ? Do they affect levothyroxine ?

Does green tea and pomegranate juice  affect hypothyroidism ?  Do they affect levothyroxine ?

Not so much: Megadoses of green tea extract can suppress methylation. But is you are just having some normal stuff here and there i would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Does levothyroxine interact with turmeric?

Does levothyroxine interact with turmeric?

No interactions were: noted between turmeric and levothyroxine using a drug interaction checker. This is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit juice affect codeine, salsalate, vitamin d or klonopin ?

Does grapefruit juice affect codeine, salsalate, vitamin d or klonopin ?

Not much: Grapefruit juice is a strong inhibitor of an enzyme which is important for the metabolism of many drugs. The ones you mention are not significantly effected by this enzyme. ...Read more

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Why does grapefruit juice often interact with medications?

Why does grapefruit juice often interact with medications?

Grapefruit: http://www.rxlist.com/grapefruit-page3/supplements.htm. The grapefruit may ^ the effects of many medications. ...Read more

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Does eating grapefruit interfere with lisinopril?

Does eating grapefruit interfere with lisinopril?

Lisinopril and juice: Lisinopril is not known to have any interaction with grapefruit juice. Take it without a problem. ...Read more

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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) interact with garlic?

I was unable to : Find any interactions with synthroid (thyroxine) and garlic - but do be aware that timing of eating meals ; taking synthroid (thyroxine) should be consistent. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit juice weaken high blood pressure medicine?

Does grapefruit juice weaken high blood pressure medicine?

Quite the opposite!: Grapefruit juice(GFJ) affects the intestine to cause certain medications to be absorbed into the blood stream in HIGHER than normal amounts. This can lead to EXCESSIVE blood levels of certain medications including Calcium Channel Blocker medications for hypertension. **The effect of grapefruit juice can last longer than 24 hours. AVOID GFJ if you take these medicines:> http://bit.ly/1NQ7OuZ ...Read more

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Can taking acai berry affect my thyroxine levels?

Can taking acai berry affect my thyroxine levels?

No : It won't affect anything. It also won't help you prevent or treat any medical problem, or lose weight. The only thing that will get smaller is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does grapefruits interfere with labetalol?

Does grapefruits interfere with labetalol?

No: Although grapefruit does interfere with some medications, it does not interfere with labetalol. Avoid foods with caffeine, over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, antacids with aluminum, and antihistamines. Alcohol should also be avoided, since it can reduce the effects of beta blockers. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more