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Doctor insights on: Taking Too Much Thyroid Medicine

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Is 5000mcg biotin too much medicine?

No: Dosages of up to 200 mg have been used without significant side effects. Daily recommonded allowance is 2.5 mg ( 2500 mcg). If you are deficient in a vitamin, it would be understandable that the dose would higher than the DRA. ...Read more

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Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

No.: The short answer is no, there are no studies to show that desicated thyroid or Armour Thyroid are better than synthroid (thyroxine). You definitely should have this discussion with your endocrinologist, however. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take too much vitamin b12? Im taking 2500mcg daily.

Is it harmful to take too much vitamin b12? Im taking 2500mcg daily.

No: It's very safe. If you are taking it as an oral supplement, be sure you are able to absorb it by this route -- many people who are deficient cannot. Your physician knows how to tell. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does vitamin D3 1000mcg help balance an underactive thyroid? And why is too much vitamin D3 toxic? How much is too much?

Does vitamin D3 1000mcg help balance an underactive thyroid? And why is too much vitamin D3 toxic? How much is too much?

No.Low Thyroid: Is treated with the appropriate dose of l- thyroxine or similar thyroid rx.Vitamin d level can be measured, and if low, should be raised by vit d replacement.If truly low, replacement doses of up to 50, 000u/wk are initially given.It is very important to have normal levels. ...Read more

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Can taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?

Can taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?

Possible: Both high and low thyroid states can be associated with seizures. Seizures can be seen in 5-10% of high thyroid states and even more commonly when it is due to an overdose with medication. If you are experiencing this, go to the nearest er as this condition is life-threatening and needs immediate attention. Your doctors will also search for other conditions that may be causing seizures. ...Read more

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I'm taking prenatal vitamins and i'm worried about taking in too much iron as an anmeic. How much is too much?

I'm taking prenatal vitamins and i'm worried about taking in too much iron as an anmeic. How much is too much?

Good question: You need to monitor your blood level of iron and ferritin. Also you may need to check a few other things such as serum folate (folic acid) and b12. The size and hemaglobin concentration on the basic CBC blood test is a start. If you have a low rbc count and your rbc size is small (low mcv) you may have iron deficiency. If the red cells are larger than normal think low folate (folic acid) or low b12. ...Read more

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What would happen if take too much nitorol? Taking too much nitorol

Nitorol OD: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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What could be the effects of taking too much synthroid (thyroxine)?

What could be the effects of taking too much synthroid (thyroxine)?

Being hyper: Too much synthroid (thyroxine) can make you feel hyper, cause diarrhea, weight loss, feeling hot or hot flashes, anxiety, poor sleep, heart pounding. Please speak with your doctor if you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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My wife taking Synthroid (thyroxine) 75ml. Is there any other medecine instead. Because it is too expensive. Thank you?

My wife taking Synthroid (thyroxine) 75ml. Is there any other medecine instead. Because it is too expensive.  Thank you?

Synthroid (thyroxine) is: More expensive, but it is a quality medication. The generics are cheaper, but unreliable, with potency varying from product to product and batch to batch. They do not perform as consistently in the body and blood levels can vary. Go with generics if you have to, but they are an inferior product. Check with the company, they sell it directly. Try the 150 and break it in half to save some money. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to eat medicine for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)?

How much time do you have to eat medicine for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)?

Clarification needed: I'm not quite sure what you're asking- are you asking how long before eating do you need to take your thyroid medicine? 30 minutes before breakfast. If you're talking about before getting your TSH measured, you can take it normally the morning of the test. ...Read more

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If Synthroid (thyroxine) isn't working, would armour work better because it isn't synthetic?

If Synthroid (thyroxine) isn't working, would armour work better because it isn't synthetic?

No: Synthroid (thyroxine) takes several weeks to take effect. You need to be patient and follow your doctors instructions. The dose will probably need to be adjusted over the next several months. Armour is an outdated form of treatment for hypothyroidism and is not as effective. ...Read more

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Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?

Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?

Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read more

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Could too much Synthroid (thyroxine) cause heart block?

Thyroid: Too much synth rood would usually cause too rapid a heart rate. In an occasional patient the tachycardia could have some av block associated. Too little thyroid would be a more common cause of block. ...Read more

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How much anti-depressent medication is too much?

How much anti-depressent medication is too much?

Hard to answer: Good question, no good answer. A generic answer is more than you need, or more than the dose that helps. There is a generally accepted range for each antidepressant medicine. Some patients do indeed need higher than normal doses, and that is true in all fields of medicine. If your doctor increases the dose and you don't get better results, probably that's too much. ...Read more

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As i've thyroid, i'm taking l-thyroxine 100mcg medicine since one month. Pls tell me if there are any side effects of this medicine like weight gain..

As i've thyroid, i'm taking l-thyroxine 100mcg medicine since one month. Pls tell me if there are any side effects of this medicine like weight gain..

No side effects.: Thyroxine is a replacement hormone that takes the place of your naturally occurring hormone. Thyroxine can give expected effects if too much or too little is taken but these are not "side effects." keep your TSH on the low end of normal - say below 2.5 and all will be well. ...Read more