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Take Synthroid Thyroxine
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
30 min may suffice: If there is conflict in am, you can take at bedtime as shown in a recent study in a thyroid journal. ...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 more
If you take Synthroid (thyroxine) at night, do the levels of the drug not slowly decrease during the day?
No: It's a long acting med. The level only drops if you stop taking the med. As long as you take it daily, the level is sustained. ...Read more
What to do if I was feeling better when I started to take Synthroid (thyroxine) and now I feel terrible. What happened?
Absolutely NONE: So called "armour" thyroid is garbage, it's ground up pigs. It's not even standardized on the basis of thyroid hormone content. T3 (liothyronine) is short-lived in your system and potentially dangerous. It's also impossible to check levels in your blood. Stick w/brand name T4 replacement and make sure your levels are normal. Your symptoms may are probably not due to the thyroid medication. ...Read more
Never too early: Thyroid replacement medications should be taken once daily. It doesn't really matter when during the day you take them--the medications have very long half lives. This means that the drug's level in your body won't fluctuate very much depending on when during the day you take the pill. ...Read more
If I take Synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in the morning, how long do I have to wait before I take Propranolol?
I tell my patients: Thy need not wait: I think other MD's make too big a deal of separating these meds. Take them & see what your lab tests show. HRS, MD, FACC www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more
I had thyroidactomy 2 years ago and I take synthroid (thyroxine) 75mg and Lightronine 5 mcg And I am gaining weight Before I was 128and now I'm 145 and gaining?
Repeat thyroid: Studies: you may be hypothyroid and need a higher dose of Synthroid- please call your GYN for further evaluation. ...Read more
Synthroid (thyroxine) vs NDT:
Synthroid (thyroxine) is not for everyone. Many feel much better with NDT (natural desiccated thyroid)... Armour, Westhroid, NatureThroid. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural.
A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3.
Also check out www. GetMyThyroidFixed. Com
JP ...Read more
Cytomel (liothyronine): Before meals as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
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It may atually help: Goiters or enlarged thyroid glands usually are caused by autoimmune thyroid disease. This will eventually cause the thyroid to become underactive (hypothyroid). Normal thryoid status is essential to normal growth and development. If thyroid medicine is needed levothyroxine (synthroid is one trade name) is essential. ...Read more
Yes: Lipozene is a dietary fiber supplement. It can cause mild weight loss because it expands in your stomach and can make you feel full so that you eat less (if you don't eat less you won't lose weight). As long as you take Synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in the morning and wait a few hours before taking the Lipozene, there should be no problem. ...Read more
Is it ok to take these together - I take Synthroid (thyroxine) in the morning and was going to take L-Arginine in afternoon?
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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Try county clinic: Taking synthroid (thyroxine) without knowing if your thyroid is actually low or without labs is dangerous. Overreplacement or unnecessary replacement can cause palpitations, arrythmias, and other side effects. Consider local charity or county clinic for access to doctor if uninsured or financially distressed. Please see a doctor before taking any medication for safety ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens when you don't take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and start taking it again?
I take 2 extra strength Reactines a day and it's not enough. I have hypothyroidism and take Synthroid (thyroxine) 75 mcg. Can I take 3 Reactines a day?
Reactines: Unless your doctor has OK'd your daily use of Reactine I strongly suggest you discuss this with your doctor. I personally don't think its a good idea on a daily basis. ...Read more
Can I take Zantac with Synthoid in the morning? Woukd taking Zantac at the same time as I take Synthroid (thyroxine) affect synthroid's absorption or not?
I want to take my Synthroid (thyroxine) @ night to see if it affects me better. I also take Sertraline @ night. Is it OK to take Synthroid (thyroxine) 1 hr before Sertraline?
Synthroid (thyroxine): Should be ok, but let your doctor know. ...Read more