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Metformin And Thyroxine
Not reported: Metformin has not been reported to interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormones. One report suggested it could lower TSH levels in some patients but with no effect on thyroid hormone levels (t4). I recommend you have your levels checked if symptomatic or as recommended by your provider. ...Read more
Ws hypothyroid with TSH 4.57 and ft4 1.2.With Synthroid (thyroxine) adjustments,nw my TSH is low=0.03 and fT4=2.3.Reduced Synthroid (thyroxine) dose nw.Can I try to conceive?
I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?
See below: Synthroid (thyroxine) can help hypothyroidism, dosing should be started by your dr.Metformin can help with blood sugar control, though there is no specific recommendations when it cones to pre-diabetes. Exercise and proper diet should be part of the treatment as well. Be well. ...Read more
Ideally, none: Thyroid hormone in any form is not a weight loss product. Many people, especially those with weight problems to begin with, find that taking too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain just as easily as taking too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone should be adjusted to match what the body would make if the thyroid were working normally., and should be weight-neutral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can switching thyroid brands levoxyl, (thyroxine) Synthroid armour and to Synthroid cause hair loss?
Don't know.: Probably not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why?: There might be more details in the question that i'm missing but don't stop any meds without talking to your prescribing physician first. ...Read more
I am taking metformin850mg for diebetes and levimir 4 units also take Synthroid (thyroxine) is it safe to take phentermime (fastin) to help lose weight?
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We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Careful of caffeine: As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read more
Diabetes: The four medications work in 4 different mechanisms with the end goal of keeping blood sugar under control. Would suggest taking Glimepiride in mornings, metformin & Byetta before meals & Lantus (insulin glargine) at bedtime. Goal fasting blood sugar of 100 & hba1c of 6.5 good luck. ...Read more
I am on 125 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism. What weight loss supplement program is ok to take while on Synthroid (thyroxine) - Plexus, Cellucor?
Is is okay to take rosuvastatin and synthroid (thyroxine) together? I have hypothryoid and now high cholesterol. will i gain or lose weight with these med? tx
I am taking DHEA supplements and 500 mg of metformin per day yet my blood sugar keeps rising. is there a negative interaction with DHEA and Metformin?
Low metformin dose: Hi. That's a generally subtherapeutic dose of metformin. The DHEA won't hurt the metformin action as far as we know, but won't help anything either (except the DHEA manufacturers' bank accounts). If you're not controlled on metformin 500 mg/day, ramp it up to the maximum and add more diabetes drugs until you're controlled. Don't stay poorly controlled; that's high risk for complications. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer