Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Sunbathe While Taking Synthroid

Share
Dr. David Sneid
1,420 Doctors shared insights

Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


2

2
What should I avoid taking alongside my synthroid?

What should I avoid taking alongside my 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

3

3
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?

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

4

4
Are the brand name "synthroid" &levothyroxine equally effective? M taking synthroid. Can I switch 2 levothyroxine, looks like levothyroxine is cheaper

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What could be the effects of taking too much synthroid (thyroxine)?

What could be the effects of taking too much synthroid (thyroxine)?

Being hyper: Too much synthroid (thyroxine) can make you feel hyper, cause diarrhea, weight loss, feeling hot or hot flashes, anxiety, poor sleep, heart pounding. Please speak with your doctor if you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

9

9
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?

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

11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can I take St. John's wort if I am taking thyroxine?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can anyone taking 75 mg of Synthroid (thyroxine) eat grapefruit?

Can anyone taking 75 mg of Synthroid (thyroxine) eat grapefruit?

Yes: But thyroid is ideally taken in the morning an hour before eating anything. ...Read more

15

15
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

16

16
Is there a difference in taking name brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & generic?

Is there a difference in taking name brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & generic?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I am taking levothyroxine 0.1 mg equiv. To Synthroid can I drink with it?

I am taking levothyroxine 0.1 mg equiv. To Synthroid can I drink with it?

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

18

18
Could you tell me what happens if I stop taking thyroxine 200 mcg for 1 month?

Could you tell me what happens if I stop taking thyroxine 200 mcg for 1 month?

Hypothyroid: If you are taking it for hypothyroidism, you will start to feel hypothyroid. Sluggish, cold, constipated, puffy, brittle hair, etc. ...Read more

19

19
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

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What will happen if I stop taking thyroxine and how long before I start seeing the side affects?

What will happen if I stop taking thyroxine and how long before I start seeing the side affects?

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

Dr. Joseph Mathews
615 Doctors shared insights

Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid agent. ...Read more