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Is it safe to take levoxyl (thyroxine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take levoxyl (thyroxine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Thyroid hormone is perfectly safe during nursing or pregnancy. Thyroid hormone levels should be monitored closely however as they can change during and after pregnancy. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Synthroid (thyroxine) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Synthroid (thyroxine) while pregnant?

Yes: Not only is it safe, but if you were taking Synthroid (thyroxine) before your pregnancy, it is crucial to continue your Synthroid (thyroxine) during your pregnancy. Hypothyroidism (low thyroid disease) during pregnancy is a common medical condition. Your ob/gyn will check your thyroid hormone level throughout your pregnancy to maintain an adequate level. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.25mg(25mcg) during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.25mg(25mcg) during pregnancy?

Safe: Yes, Syntroid is one of the medications that is safe during pregnancy. It is important to have your thyroid tested during pregnancy, as sometimes your dose may vary during pregnancy, due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use ubiquinol supplements while on thyroxine? Is it also safe to take while pregnant?

Is it safe to use ubiquinol supplements while on thyroxine? Is it also safe to take while pregnant?

Ubiquanol: I am unaware of any literature that progibits use of ubiquanol with thyroid medicine. If you are pregnant, congratulations, you still can take ubiquanol ...Read more

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My wife's TSH level is 3.34 and OB/GYN wants to bring it down to less than 2.5 for planned pregnancy and she has prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg.Is it safe?

My wife's TSH level is 3.34 and OB/GYN wants to bring it down to less than 2.5 for planned pregnancy and she has prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg.Is it safe?

Yes: Hi Lois, Yes, this is actually the current recommendation. The level of maternal thyroid hormone is important in early fetal development with some evidence suggesting impaired neurologic function if she were to get pregnant without sufficient hormone in her system. You can feel assured that this is safe and recommended. Dr. S. ...Read more

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Is it okay to still take thyroxine when pregnant?

Is it okay to still take thyroxine when pregnant?

Important: It's very important to continue thyroid replacement during pregnancy. Follow the level closely because you might even need more. ...Read more

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How long does Synthroid (thyroxine) dosage change take to work? I'm 13w pregnant & just found out it's way too low so I'm worried I'll misscarry.

How long does Synthroid (thyroxine) dosage change take to work? I'm 13w pregnant & just found out it's way too low so I'm worried I'll misscarry.

Thyroid: No need to worry. Your doctor needs to keep an eye on you as you proceed through pregnancy, changing the dose as needed. You and baby will be fine. Your obstetrician will look after you as well. ...Read more

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Will increse of thyroxine doze reduce the chance of being pregnant...first i had 50mg levo thyroxine...now i take 100mg t4 thyroxine...plz help?

Will increse of thyroxine doze reduce the chance of being pregnant...first i had 50mg levo thyroxine...now i take 100mg t4 thyroxine...plz help?

Dose change: Actually the best chance to get pregnant is to adjust your dose until you are therapeutic. So, in your case your provider must have noted the 50mcg dose wasn't enough and increased your dose. This is relatively common to have your dose change. Once your testing shows you are at the correct dose, pregnancy rates actually go up. ...Read more

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It's my first time I have a plan to become pregnant i only worry because i take medicines Synthroid (thyroxine) I have tyroid it's there's a problem thank u?

It's my first time I have a plan to become pregnant i only worry because i take medicines Synthroid (thyroxine)  I have tyroid it's there's a problem  thank u?

No problem: Synthroid (thyroxine) is safe in pregnancy. Thyroid disease increases your risk of complications but if you treat the thyroid disease properly, there is no reason to expect anything bad will happen with the pregnancy. It's important to get it treated properly as thyroid hormones are very important to the development of the fetus. ...Read more

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My weight steadily climbs. Gained 30 lbs in 4 yrs & have made every effort to remove it.....now I look pregnant & tired.on synthroid (thyroxine) for 11 years?

My weight steadily climbs. Gained 30 lbs in 4 yrs  & have made every effort to remove it.....now I look pregnant & tired.on synthroid (thyroxine)  for 11 years?

First: for weight control is medical evaluation. There's been ONE case in which I found a new medical issue. There are about 1 a day in which a previous medical problem (like thyroid) has influenced weight. SO... KNOWN thyroid would be first thing. Calorie count next, seeing what habits contribute and then dealing with them. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism an have just found out i'm pregnant (5weeks approx). How soon should I up my dose of thyroxine?

I have hypothyroidism an have just found out i'm pregnant (5weeks approx). How soon should I up my dose of thyroxine?

When the doc: Who is taking care of your thyroid tells u to, that doc should be following u with the appropriate blood work, so please make sure that doc know u are preg. ...Read more

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I'm taking dopergin for high prolactin level & thyroxine 50 mg for hypothyroid. How early are my chances to get pregnant? I started then 2 weeks ago?

I'm taking dopergin for high prolactin level & thyroxine 50 mg for hypothyroid. How early are my chances to get pregnant?  I started then 2 weeks ago?

Good: Once your prolactin and thyroid hormone levels normalize, your chances of conceiving should increase dramatically. Assuming that these are the only issues that are affecting your chances of conceiving. ...Read more

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If someone gets pregnant with TSH 4.5 and is taking synthroid, (thyroxine) can doubling the dose as soon as u get pregnant helps?will baby be still at risk?

If someone gets pregnant with TSH 4.5 and is taking synthroid, (thyroxine) can doubling the dose as soon as u get pregnant helps?will baby be still at risk?

Don't panic: A TSH of 4.5 is only borderline high. It will only harm the baby if it is not treated. Most women need more thyroid hormone when they are pregant, but only 25-50% more, not doubling the dose. It is reasonable to increase the dose as soon as you know you are pregnant and then do a thyroid level after 1 month. ...Read more

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10w pregnant and just diagnosed with gestational hypothyroidism. Level at 6. Put on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg. Concerned that the baby will have problems now :(?

10w pregnant and just diagnosed with gestational hypothyroidism. Level at 6. Put on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg. Concerned that the baby will have problems now :(?

Hopefully not a: Problem as the fetus starts to rely on it's own thyroid production at about 12 weeks of gestation. If you level was mildly low there could be some mile deficiency in placental formation, but hopefully not. Make sure you're on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement and have your levels monitored carefully and frequently during the pregnancy as you needs can change. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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