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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 more
Is it okay to skip my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication? I am waiting for a refill and it is taking a long time.
Yes, but: Missing a couple days should be ok but symptoms of hypothroidism will slowly return if you don't restart your meds. ...Read more
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?
No: Hi. No, he'll be fine. In fact, I guarantee you he'll never notice the one double dose he got. Don't worry. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
My Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine is stopped after 9 years since I started taking it is it normal?
I'm taking Synthroid (thyroxine) med once a day and I started taking Herbalife would that in interfere?
Food interactions: To my knowledge, foods like dietary fiber, soybean flower, cottonseed meal, walnuts, calcium and calcium-fortified juices can affect the absorption of levothyroxin Syntroid & interfere with maintaining steady blood levels. So take these foods at the same time each day; and, if possible, avoid taking them within several hours of taking your levothyroxin. Hope that helps. ...Read more
My wife taking Synthroid (thyroxine) 75ml. Is there any other medecine instead. Because it is too expensive. Thank you?
Synthroid (thyroxine) is: More expensive, but it is a quality medication. The generics are cheaper, but unreliable, with potency varying from product to product and batch to batch. They do not perform as consistently in the body and blood levels can vary. Go with generics if you have to, but they are an inferior product. Check with the company, they sell it directly. Try the 150 and break it in half to save some money. ...Read more
I am 43 years old. I have been taking synthroid (thyroxine) for years. But my levels have never been this high. My levels are 14.3, what do I do next?
Expect a dose change: The solution is as simple as you might expect. Your treating doctor will increase your Synthroid (thyroxine) dose and recheck your TSH every 6wks or so until the level normalizes. Sometimes ones needed dose simply and unavoidably creeps up over time, but if there's suspicion of a specific cause your doctor may order imaging of the thyroid or other tests to investigate the reason for the change. ...Read more
My dr. Moved out of state. I have been taking 75mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) with recently tested normal levels, for the past 8 yrs. On paleo. How do I get off?
Thyroid Disease: You do not get off of it. Once your thyroid stops working you will need to be on thyroid replacement for life. ...Read more
I have not been taking my Synthroid (thyroxine) for about a year and a half and I know I neef to restart. What could happen? What symptoms should I be concerned?
I've been w/o my Synthroid (thyroxine) for 6mos now, I was taking 100mcg daily. How long do I have before it really starts to affect me and how serious can it be?
Should be already: The 1/2 life of synthroid (thyroxine) is approx. 30 days. That's why we check your TSH and ft4 levels 4-6 weeks after making adjustments. So the synthroid (thyroxine) is well it of your system by now. How serious will depend on how far hypo you will go and how sensitive you ate to the symptoms. Generally won't cause lasting damage, but you will feel awful. ...Read more
Is it better to take the name brand Synthroid (thyroxine) than thegeneric brand. I am taking the generic but I feel I would feel better on Synthroid (thyroxine) is there bette?
Same Hormone with a: Twist. Each manufacturer uses the same levothyroxine hormone, and puts the correct amount in each pill. The difference between different manufacturers is the binders they use to actually make the pill. These different binders can change the absorption of the hormone, and since we are only taking about micrograms of the hormone in the pill, a little difference in absorption makes a big change. ...Read more
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