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Is It Okay To Sunbathe While Taking Synthroid
Potentially: hundreds of other meds might interact in some way with Synthroid. Your doctor can run an interaction check between Synthroid & your other Rx's. In general, however, if you take Synthroid 2 hours after and 1/2 hour before meals, other meds, mineral & fiber supplements and antacids, you will avoid most interactions with Synthroid. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Each morning before I take my synthroid I feel very bad and about 1 hr after taking it feel good. Why is that? Does it wear off by the morning?
Possibly,..: Everyone metabolizes medications differently, and in your case, your symptoms are what they are, so it is possible the meds are waxing in the AM. Try talking to your Dr. and maybe taking the meds at Noon or even in the PM hours may help decrease the feeling you get in the AM. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are the brand name "synthroid" &levothyroxine equally effective? M taking synthroid. Can I switch 2 levothyroxine, looks like levothyroxine is cheaper
Levothyroxine is: cheaper since it's a generic, but the blood levels with Synthroid (thyroxine) are more consistent and reliable. It is a product with a "narrow therapeutic window" where generics can vary from batch to batch, company to company and prescription to prescription -- while the brand name product does not. If you can afford it, take the brand name drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to skip my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication? I am waiting for a refill and it is taking a long time.
I accidentally took 2 synthroid pills this morning . I normally take 1 pill at .075 . Do i need to worry ? Should I be concerned ?
Double synthyroid: Prob no worries but would check with your Dr. in AM who knows you the best. ...Read more
My son was given a full dose of synthroid-125 mcg today because of miscommunication. His normal dose is 62.5 mcg a day. Should he be seen?
I just seen my synthroid expired 13 months ago. I have been useing it for sometime now. Will it still be effective I wonder or make me ill?
It will not be 100%: effective. Most prescription expiration dates are estimated to be two years from when it's manufactured. So if your Synthroid expired in March 2016, meaning it was manufactured in 2014. So in 2017, it may be only 50% effective. Since it's important to know if your synthroid is effectively treating your hypothyroidism, it's best to use Synthroid that's in date. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But thyroid is ideally taken in the morning an hour before eating anything. ...Read more
Yes: The fda allows for a 5% variance in brand name medications but a larger variance in generic "equivalents." synthroid and levothyroxine are not considered equivalents and thus not interchangeable. Therefore, stick with one; if you have started on synthroid stay with it, if you have started on levothyroxine stay with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is much easier to swallow pills with some sort of liquid, drinking water or some sort of juice will help you swallow the pill. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than a week: Depending on how underactive you are will determine how soon you will feel the effects of not taking your thyroid medication. It may be a week or it may be a month. It also depends upon how sensitive you are and how in tune you are to your body. ...Read more
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