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Should You Take Your Thyroid Meds At Night
Can NyQuil/DayQuil be taken if you take Losartan 100mg? If not what recommendations for cold/flu day and night medicines do you have?
Mixing medications: Either of them should be fine. The dayquil contains a mild decongestant - phenylephrine which could potentially raise your blood pressure. One version of the nyquil contains pseudoephedrine which should be avoided in people with high blood pressure but in the US that would be behind the counter. I would say take whatever to help your symptoms and only for as long as you have symptoms. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm currently taking antibiotics at night.. would it be okay to start taking them in the morning?
Generally,: that is fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
If i take a 600mg Neurontin (gabapentin) for insomnia at night and want to go to sleep at 9pm, what time should I take it?
Yes: It is preferable to take your thyroid medication at your usual time. ...Read more
No: They shouldn't have that type of effect. ...Read more
Timing matters not: Aripiprazole can be taken at anytime of the day, but take it as your healthcare provider's instructed if she or he wants you to take it at a specific time (s/he knows more about your health history and other medications you’re taking). Some practitioners prefer nighttime only because aripiprazole is known to cause drowsiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am hypothyroid. Take med in morning. Can i switch to bedtime? Just read should not be taking med and having coffee within an hour. Thank you.
Hypothyroidism: Excellent question! there are several recent studies suggesting better results if you take levothyroxine at night, presumably on an empty stomach. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/levothyroxine.Html which recommends taking on empty stomach (although states ok 30min before breakfast). Always ask your doc & tell him/her what you want to do. Then check TSH 6wks after change. Repeat TSH in another 6wks. ...Read more
Diuretics: There isn't a one answer fits everybody. If you don't like getting up at night to urinate, taking diuretics in daytime is usually a good idea. For some individuals, taking the medication at night may be a better idea however. ...Read more
Increased efficacy: The thought is that cholesterol formation in the liver is highest when sleeping, so a shorter acting statin would have the highest blood levels in the blood if taken at bedtime. Some statins that have a longer time in the blood, so less of an issue. According to their fda package inserts: pravachol, crestor, and Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be taken at any time. Zocor is reported to take in evening. ...Read more
What could happen if you forget to take your thyroid medication sometimes? And do you have to take it everyday at the same time?
No problem: If you forget a single dose you can either skip it or catch it up. If you forget many doses it is best to talk to your doc. Does not need to be taken at same time everyday. Once a day is close enough. ...Read more
Does Lexapro (escitalopram) make you tired? If so should I take in the morning or at bedtime? Given its potential to affect sleep and dream patterns.
Tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you forget to take your Accutane dose right at dinner and take it later with a snack? :/
Is it ok/normal to talk/ask your DR to up your dosage of a med you're taking if it's not helping at the current dose? Xanax (alprazolam) .5
Small modification: I'll suggest that you not ask for the specific action but rather that you describe the situation in detail. Then let the 'expert' decide the course of action. It might be a switch to another drug or treatment approach. More is not always better - it's not simple arithmetic. Adding CBT therapy optimizes medication efx in all research. That's a healthier choice than more dosage. Talk to your Dr. ...Read more
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