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Synthroid Thyroxine Take
Why take it?: If you are on synthroid (thyroxine), (thyroxine) you likely are being treated for hypothyroidism. The most common cause in your age group is hashimoto's thyroiditis. Taking iodine makes this condition worse, not better. By the way, synthroid (thyroxine) already contains iodine molecules. ...Read more
My wife takes synthroid (thyroxine). Takes clonazepin for panic. She has a sore throat where her thyroid is on one side, and digestive upset. Doc monday. Can she take nsaids for her throat pain? She's panicking.
How long does it take for a new level of Synthroid (thyroxine) to take effect so that I can get a repeat blood test for my TSH which was 0.01?
Yes: Generic synthroid is called levothyroxine. Taking generic version is reasonable and will likely achivevsimilar results , however i would recommend that you inform your endocrinologist about such switch as you may need to have your thyroid levels checked soon (a few weeks) after making the switch to ensure your dosing is appropriate. I would also recommend that you adhere to one kind of preparation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weeks: You may start to feel a difference in 1-2 weeks, but you need to give a new dosage 6 weeks before rechecking thyroid blood levels. ...Read more
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.
Is there over-the-counter medicine similar to Synthroid (thyroxine) i can take? I know I have another thyroid issue but drs won't prescribe since levels r normal?
How long should you wait after taking Synthroid (thyroxine) before you take your vitamins and supplements?
Thyroid: Typically the recommendation is to wait at least 30 min after your thyroid medication before consuming foods or vitamins. There is some new emerging evidence also that you can take all your weekly thyroid pills in a single dose once weekly. You might want to ask your doctor about this as the studies have shown no difference in long term control and may make it easier for u to take vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypothryodism and take Synthroid (thyroxine)...If I take Niacin 500mg does if interfere with my condition? Don't want my thyroid to got back to being slow
I don't think so: There is a HUGE list of medications which interact with Synthroid, (thyroxine) but I could not find niacin on it. Certainly there are other cholesterol lowering medications which should be taken cautiously or avoided when taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) but niacin seems to be ok. 500 mg is a relatively low dose so start there and see how it goes. If get flushing, talk with MD about taking low dose aspirin to prevent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?
PM: Taking at night may be better.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can overdose: If the synthroid (thyroxine) is not prescribed for the child, the child can have an overdose which can be dangerous. Synthroid (thyroxine) (thyroid medication) can increase the thyroid levels. Good thing if your level is low; bad thing if your child's level is normal and she takes an adult dose. Keep all meds out of reach of children! ...Read more
Weird question: Hi. If I understand, you mean what would happen if a person without hypothyroidism takes Synthroid (thyroxine)? If a non-hypothyroid person took a high enough dose, it would make the person hyperthyroid. A very low dose could be accommodated because the pituitary would adjust TSH secretion to adjust endogenous thyroid function downward to account for the added exogenous thyroid hormone. But why do you ask? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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