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Over The Counter Cold Medicine That Can Increase Tsh Levels
Can Pepcid (famotidine) be taken with cold medicine?Taken over-the-counter cold meds, liquid and pills, but have really bad heartburn.
It's OK: Pepcid is a type of histamine blocker that is not found in any cold products. You need to be careful with cold meds because they have multiple ingredients. I advise my patients to take only OTC meds that have 1 ingredient! If you need pain relief - take ibuprofen. If you need cough suppressant - take robitussin (guaifenesin). If you need decongestant - take sudafed. Even I get confused in that aisle!!! ...Read more
Low thyroid function: If you have a high TSH, it may be that you have hypothyroidism, which is very common & responds well to very cheap medication to correct. Low thyroid function can cause depression! So if you have thyroid hormone deficiency get treated, your depression will improve faster, even if on depression meds & the meds may not work if your thyroid hormone level is very low. See doc and get further tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the counter medicine such as acetaminophen or cold medicine make the birth control pills less effective? Should I use backup protection?
No: Although as parents we want to do everything we can to help our children, cold medicines have not been shown to be beneficial, and are potentially harmful to young children. In fact, over the last several years the government has begun removing these products from the market. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trying to get pregnant my last period started on 11 sep is it bad to take over-the-counter cold medications ?? Will that affect the baby this early
Only if you must: Obviously, the preference is to get pregnant without potentially fetus altering medications. Once you know you are pregnant for sure, use medications judiciously and check with your treating OB MD first. ...Read more
Which over the counter allergy and cold medications work best with clonidine for children under 12 years of age?
Allergy: Please contact your child's doctor to decide what would be the best additional or new medication. ...Read more
Tsh: Tsh level above the normal range could indicate slightly lowered thyroid function. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and meds. ...Read more
I'm taking 150 mg levothyroxine but it couldn't increased the level of my TSH during two month it's remains 0.05 ..what should I do?
My TSH level was 53 3 month before. I take levothyroxin 100 mg. Now my level is 1.23...Which medicine I have to continue? 25 or 100 mg? Also rbs 75...
100 mcg: 0.1 mg l thyroxin normalized thyroid status. ...Read more
Im Radhika 24 yrs old my TSH level is 13.52 im not interested to take medicine how to decrease my TSH level naturally plzz give a better suggestion?
TSH 13.52: You may not be interested in taking medicine to correct your TSH but that is a must! The clinical effects of a high TSH will be very troubling to you. Treatment of high TSH is one pill a day and straightforward. It is not expensive. ...Read more
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