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How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?

How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?

Not too much: A routine liver function test, if that is what you are asking, is not that expensive. If you are looking for specific drug levels that may be implicated in elevated liver function, that is another story depending on the drug (s) in question. ...Read more

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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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Which medications or supplements interfere with thyroid blood tests results?

Which medications or supplements interfere with thyroid blood tests results?

Depends: Upon which blood tests are drawn. There are older tests than can be affected by estrogen or testosterone. The modern tests are immune to such interference, but certain meds and supplements can alter thyroid function, which could be reflected in abnormal thyroid test results. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there interactions with thyroid tests and suboxone?

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Are there interactions with thyroid tests and suboxone?

Suboxone/Thyroid: Short answer is no. There are no data reports of such interactions. ...Read more

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What medications can help the forgetfulness associated with ms. I takw copaxone (glatiramer) daily. No other medicatiins. Lab work chemistries and thyroid are ok?

What medications can help the forgetfulness associated with ms. I takw copaxone (glatiramer) daily. No other medicatiins. Lab work chemistries and thyroid are ok?

Side effects: There are side effects related to the treatment of multiple sclerosis, as well as the effects of the disease itself on attention, concentration and memory. In some cases the addition of antidepressants will improve the cognitive effects and the low mood associated with the condition. A consultation with the psychiatrist could be very helpful. ...Read more

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To what extent could dosages of anti-depressants, levoxl, and propranolol interact and impact TSH levels ? Should they be managed holistically?

To what extent could dosages of anti-depressants, levoxl, and propranolol interact and impact TSH levels ? Should they be managed holistically?

Interact: Best advice is to monitor TSH level every 6 weeks to titrate your thyroxine dose. As regards antidepressants, i believe a holistic approach may be suitable for managing depression as long as it is not major depression or bipolar. ...Read more

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Will taking phentermine affect your hormones and/or thyroid function tests? I currently take phen and I'm hypothyroid so I take that medication also.

Will taking phentermine affect your hormones and/or thyroid function tests? I currently take phen and I'm hypothyroid so I take that medication also.

Not a problem: Phentermine should not cause hormonal issues and will not interfere with the medication you take for hypothyroidism. Please understand that phentermine only works while you are taking it and you must learn to change your diet and exercise patterns or the weight will come back when you stop the drug. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any fertility herbs such as vitex or red clover that can be taken while on thyroid meds for under active thyroid (Levothyroxin)?

Are there any  fertility herbs such as vitex or red clover that can be taken while on thyroid meds for under active thyroid (Levothyroxin)?

Folic acid: If you are trying to conceive then Folic acid supplementation should be taken. Thyroid testing should be done to make sure the levels are normal. Herbal medication should be avoided unless specifically recommended as they typically do not help and can in some cases cause harm. If you are need of fertility treatment then please see an obgyn for guidance ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins and minerals that are advised NOT to take whilst on Levothyroxine medication ?

Are there any vitamins and minerals that are advised NOT to take whilst on Levothyroxine medication ?

Maybe, maybe not: Levothyroxine can interact with multiple other drugs and supplements. Other medications can often be taken safely with it, but may need to be taken at another time of day. Your doctor or pharmacist can evaluate your specific situation. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that increase thyroid levels for those of us w hypothyroid and suffering frm symptoms still on synthroid (thyroxine)?2 use carefully!

Are there herbal supplements that increase thyroid levels for those of us w hypothyroid and suffering frm symptoms still on synthroid (thyroxine)?2 use carefully!

Not recommended: Without a consult with your endocrinologist, you really should not add anything, especially an herbal remedy. This is because the strengh of these supplements is unclear, as is how they may interact with your current meds. If you are still suffering from symptoms, don't give up. Work with your doc to find some balance that works for you. ...Read more

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Can uti-related anti-biotics and other medication affect the outcome of pregnancy tests?

Can uti-related anti-biotics and other medication affect the outcome of pregnancy tests?

There are no meds : That I am aware of that are known to affect the accuracy of a pregnancy test. However, if you are being treated for a UTI and pushing fluids, very dilute urine can sometimes impair the sensitivity of the test. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs or vitamins that may negatively interact with levothyroxine?

Are there any drugs or vitamins that  may negatively interact with levothyroxine?

Yes: Calcium, vitamins and iron should not be taken within 2 hours (before or after) brand name thyroid replacement as they can interfere with it's absorption. Bile salt resins (not used much anymore) can also interfere with thyroid and almost all other meds. ...Read more

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Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Diet pills: If your thyroid is truly underactive then your dr. Will probably recommend thyroid replacement and that may help with your weight. I have had little to no success with other diet pills and recommend lifestyle changes instead with exercise and dietary changes. Good luck with your weight loss. ...Read more

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Can adepex or certain diet pills and weight loss medication show up as methamphetimenes in certain kinds of urine drug tests.

Can adepex or certain diet pills and weight loss medication show up as methamphetimenes in certain kinds of urine drug tests.

Please clarify: Nope. Not in general. But, you did not give the specifics about what you mean by diet pills or weight loss medications. Also, doctors here on health tap are universally supportive of patients being in recovery. If one is using diet pills as a substitute for stimulants this does not sound like true or authentic recovery and we would want you to get to that serene place if you can. ...Read more

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Taken carbimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) in the past for my thyroid, but they are not improving my condition, is there any other anti- thyroid drugs i can take?

Taken carbimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) in the past for my thyroid, but they are not improving my condition, is there any other anti- thyroid drugs i can take?

Methimazole is also: Available and then there is radioiodine -- but any of the antithyroid drugs will work if taken at adequate doses for long enough to deplete stored up, previously manufactured, thyroid hormone. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Why thyroid medicines supplied along with psychiatric drugs?

Why thyroid medicines supplied along with psychiatric drugs?

Augment: Some psychiatrists augment thyroid for a patient who is depressed with low/ low nl thyroid function. ...Read more

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The effects of not taking thyroid meds ?

Depends: It depends upon what the medication is and for what kind of thyroid problem you're receiving it. The effect, depending upon the medication, may be slow or rapid -- but all of the effects are bad and potentially harmful, with return to your pretreatment state. Take you meds, otherwise they don't work and you don't stay healthy. ...Read more

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Bought some amino acid pills. Amongst ingredients is 38mg l-tryptophan. I also take 15mg lexapro (escitalopram). Will this cause any issues?

Bought some amino acid pills. Amongst ingredients is 38mg l-tryptophan. I also take 15mg lexapro (escitalopram). Will this cause any issues?

No: But the Amino Acid pills are a waste of money. Your body will break them down as any other protein and generate 4 calories of energy/gram. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Food is a better source of protein than pills. ...Read more

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Dose rhodiola or any other natural fertility help effect a person on levothyroxine and regulates hypothyroidism. What other things should I avoid?

Dose rhodiola or any other natural fertility help effect a person on levothyroxine and regulates hypothyroidism. What other things should I avoid?

'Natural help': - is no help - herbs, vitamins, and supplements definitely don't help with fertility. None of it does. It also is not a reliable way to treat thyroid disease. You really should see a doctor for some real help with these problems. ...Read more