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Safe to take my levothyroxine , prenatal vit not preggo, magnesium tablet, co q 10, fish oil and biotin on a daily all spaced out throughout the day ?
Yes: These are all safe to take daily. Levothyroixine should be on empty stomach in morning. I advise prenatal, biotin and CoQ10 after breakfast, then fish oil after lunch or dinner. Magnesium (best as glycinate or taurate) best in evening at least 2 hours after dinner. Take a quality prenatal, ideally one with the L-5-MTHF form of folate (Pure Encapsulations and Designs For Health make great ones). ...Read more
My prenatal vits don't have iodine as supplement.I have hashimoto's thyroiditis.I take levothyroxine. Should I also take iodine supplements? How much?
Don't bother: Hi. No one in America is iodine deficient. Then, on top of that, you're hypothyroid! You need a healthy, functioning thyroid gland to use iodine to make thyroid hormone...which you ain't got! You are TAKING, not making, your thyroid hormone. Take your l-thyroxine and don't worry. ...Read more
My TSH levels are 4.67.My prenatal vitamins don't have iodine.Can I take iodine supplements along with levothyroxine?or levothyroxine is sufficient?
Not iodine deficient: Hi. No one in America is iodine deficient. If you're hypothyroid, it's because of autoimmune destruction of the gland (assuming you haven't had thyroid surgery). Giving more iodine when you're already replete will not help. Is that TSH on l-thyroxine? You need a dose increase if it is. Take your l-thyroxine, and don't worry about the iodine. Good luck! ...Read more
If i take venlafaxine, levothyroxine and aripiprazole apart from folic acid what other prenatal vitamins can u recommend i take?
Standard prenatal v.: I would recommend that you see a gynecologist and take whatever standard prenatal vitamin is recommended by your personal practitioner. Also certainly discuss the safety of your psychotropics during pregnancy, so that you have informed consent about the risks benefits and potential side effects both for you and the fetus both on medication and off medication. Best wishes to you and i hope you have a happy and healthy baby. ...Read more
Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins even if i'm not pregnant? I also take atenolol 25mg & levothyroxine 50mg & adipex37.5mg. 38yr old female 140lbs.
Most likely yes.: As long as they are from a reputable source, prenatal vitamins are safe and have limited interactions with most medications. They are certainly safe if you are not pregnant and are not allergic to its contents (rare). I am unaware of any interactions with your synthroid or atenolol. I do not prescribe adipex and would recommend you confirm this with the prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 100 mcg levothyroxine once a day and I think I accidentally took another dose should I be worried will this hurt me please advise?
Don't worry: You'll be fine. Levothyroxine is slow in onset and long lasting. In fact, for occasional people with compliance issues, we will give one week's worth of levothyroxine all at once (eg. 700 mg once per week). It is possible you may feel a "buzz" today (palpitations, tremor) but probably not, unless it is from anxiety over it. You can skip tomorrow's dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the half life of levothyroxine? Is missing a day every now and then going to affect my level?
Half life: Missing a day or two thyroid is OK but please don't do that often. You should take your tablet once a day at bedtime at least one hour after your last food. ...Read more
Don't worry: You can skip a day or just continue to take them normally- it really doesn't matter. T4 lasts 4-6 weeks in your body, so there's no danger or problems like overdosage or toxicity. You won't even notice - no symptoms. Just relax and enjoy life with a normal thyroid level. ...Read more
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