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Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


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What happens if a child takes Synthroid (thyroxine) pills?

What happens if a child takes Synthroid (thyroxine) pills?

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

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Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) at night instead of in the morning?

Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) at night instead of in the morning?

Yes: As long as you take it at the same time with iron, calcium or a multivitamin. Just be consistent. ...Read more

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Do you really need to eat an hour after you take synthroid (thyroxine)?

Do you really need to eat an hour after you take synthroid (thyroxine)?

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

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Is it okay to take Synthroid (thyroxine) if your tests are normal already?

Is it okay to take Synthroid (thyroxine) if your tests are normal already?

What is normal?: If your tests are normal when taking thyroxine that is good. If someone wants to give you thyroxine and you have "normal" labs already than see another doctor. ...Read more

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If a healthy person takes synthroid, (thyroxine) what happens? Good, bad, or neutral?

If a healthy person takes synthroid, (thyroxine) what happens? Good, bad, or neutral?

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

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If you take Synthroid (thyroxine) at night, do the levels of the drug not slowly decrease during the day?

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

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What to do if I was feeling better when I started to take Synthroid (thyroxine) and now I feel terrible. What happened?

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

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Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) with tea?

Yes: Hi. Yep, no problem. Try to take it under the same circumstances on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) with coq10?

Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) with coq10?

No interactions: No interaction between the two drugs but for best absorption it's recommended to take synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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How early is too early to take Synthroid (thyroxine) in the morning?

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

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If I take Synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in the morning, how long do I have to wait before I take Propranolol?

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

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Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

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

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Can you take Synthroid (thyroxine) with antibiotics?

Can you take Synthroid (thyroxine) with antibiotics?

Synthroid (thyroxine) and antibi: Yes you can. However the synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach and no food or antibiotic taken for 2 hours afterward. ...Read more

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My child has goiter, will it hurt him to take synthroid (thyroxine)?

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

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Is it possible for me to lose weight with Lipozene if I take synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is it possible for me to lose weight with Lipozene if I take synthroid (thyroxine)?

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

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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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Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) if I think my th levels are low. I can't afford a doctor?

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

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Could you tell me what happens when you don't take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and start taking it again?

Could you tell me what happens when you don't take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and start taking it again?

Nothing: It takes time for Synthroid (thyroxine) to build up in your body. If you stop Synthroid (thyroxine) and start again, you might feel hypothyroid for the 1-2 weeks it takes for Synthroid (thyroxine) to reach steady state. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Synthroid (thyroxine) directions: Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach without other meds which can effect its absorption so better to space them an hour apart ...Read more

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Can I take Synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in morning, wait 30 min, take zantac, wait 30 min, eat then pray for no morning sickness? Anyone has a better timing?

Yes: That timing is appropriate for the medications. The other otc medications that can be used for morning sickness in pregnancy are benadryl, (diphenhydramine) doxylamine, and vit b6. Your OB doctor would also be able to offer more suggestions, and you should discuss this with them. ...Read more

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