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Doctor insights on: Drugs That Interfere With Thyroid Function

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Does taking antihustamines interfere with the function of your thyroid gland?

Does taking antihustamines interfere with the function of your thyroid gland?

Antihistamines: Taking antihistamines does not affect the function of your thyroid gland. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


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Which medications or supplements interfere with thyroid blood tests results?

Which medications or supplements interfere with thyroid blood tests results?

Depends: Upon which blood tests are drawn. There are older tests than can be affected by estrogen or testosterone. The modern tests are immune to such interference, but certain meds and supplements can alter thyroid function, which could be reflected in abnormal thyroid test results. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Not usually: Technetium is usually trapped by thyroid gland and used to determine in young children and infants the configuration of thyroid gland, hypoplasia, absence, or increased size or hyperplasia, or abnormal location. Radioactive iodine is used in older patients for determine function of thyroid gland, increased function or hyperthyroiidism or decreased function, hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What medications interfere with testosterone levels?

What medications interfere with testosterone levels?

6 major | 113 total: According to drugs.Com, there are 113 drugs that interact with testosterone: http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/testosterone.Html these medications are listed as having major interactions: anisindione, dicumarol, leflunomidev, lomitapide, teriflunomide, warfarin. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs or vitamins that may negatively interact with levothyroxine?

Are there any drugs or vitamins that  may negatively interact with levothyroxine?

Yes: Calcium, vitamins and iron should not be taken within 2 hours (before or after) brand name thyroid replacement as they can interfere with it's absorption. Bile salt resins (not used much anymore) can also interfere with thyroid and almost all other meds. ...Read more

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Can letrozole affect thyroid function, or TBG?

Can letrozole affect thyroid function, or TBG?

Potentially: Hi. By lowering endogenous estrogen, letrozole may lead to a slight decrease in TBG. Unless you are taking l-thyroxine for hypothyroidism, it won't matter, however, because your pituitary will adjust thyroid hormone production to keep it normal. What condition are you taking letrozole for? Good luck! ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics affect thyroid function?

Thyroid antibody: 3 main types of antibodies cause autoimmune disease (graves or hashimoto's): anti-microsomal, anti-thyroglobulin and anti-thyroid receptor (thyrotropin receptor). ...Read more

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Wll Depakote interfere with your thyroid blood tests?

No : Depakote has many adverse effect potentials, but there is no reported effect on the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Could testosterone interfere with diabetes medication?

Could testosterone interfere with diabetes medication?

Testosterone: If your Testosterone is normal it should not have any effect on diabetes. If your testosterone is low it could have some effect on diabetes. Please check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does tumeric interfere with medications. Does it interfere with health problems. If so which medications and health problems? Tyvm

Does tumeric interfere with medications. Does it interfere with health problems. If so which medications and health problems? Tyvm

No: It's a very safe spice taken many times a day by people in many countries such as India. It has mild antiinflammatory properties and many others, so could be additive with any medications you are taken. ...Read more

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Can iodine supplements help regulate thyroid function in a person with hypothyroidism?

Can iodine supplements help regulate thyroid function in a person with hypothyroidism?

Iodine supplements usually aren't necessary if you live in the United States or in most developed countries: Some alternative medicine practitioners recommend iodine tablets or kelp supplements — which are high in iodine — for people with hypothyroidism. It is true that iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism. But iodine deficiency is rare in the United States and other developed countries since the addition of iodine to salt (iodized salt) and other foods. If iodine deficiency isn't the cause of hypothyroidism, then iodine supplements provide no benefit and should not be used. In fact, for some people with abnormal thyroid glands, too much iodine can cause or worsen hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be safely and effectively treated with the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid, others). ...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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How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?

How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?

Not too much: A routine liver function test, if that is what you are asking, is not that expensive. If you are looking for specific drug levels that may be implicated in elevated liver function, that is another story depending on the drug (s) in question. ...Read more

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Does alcohol intake interfere with chemotherapy and other cancer therapy?

Does alcohol intake interfere with chemotherapy and other cancer therapy?

Yes!: Yes-- alcohol can cause life threatening side effects when combind with chemotherapy and other cancer treatements. Be sure and talk with your doctor to find out when it is safe to resume alcohol consumption, based on your overall health and the timing of your medications. ...Read more