Can levothyroxine be taken in place of methimazole for Graves disease?

Thyroid meds. No it cannot - Grave's disease is actually worsened by the use of Levothyroxine. Grave's disease consists of hyperthyroidism due to antibodies that cause receptors in the thyroid to increase production of natural levothyroxine in the body. Therefore if you take oral Levothyroxine - the symptoms will be worse. Methimazole - blocks the synthesis of the excess levothyroxine.
No. Levothyroxine will make your Grave's disease worse by adding more thyroid hormone to an already excessive thyroid. Treatment will be preferably methimazole or propylthiuracil. Though treatment results in thyroid ablation then Levothyroxine may be given.

Related Questions

Is it safe to take a supplement containing 300 mg of l-tyrosine when I'm already treating my graves' disease with levothyroxine and methimazole?

Graves medications. L-tyrosine is an Amino Acid and also a precursor to thyroid hormone, l-thyroxine. It could stimulate further the hyperthyroidism of your graves. Not a good idea. Are you using the levothyroxine and Methimazole as directed by your endocrinologist? That combination is unusual, although not unheard of. One suppresses the thyroid, the other increases thyroid levels. Read more...
Wasting your money. Who told you this is a good idea? Tyrosine is not an essential amino acid. Your body can make all the tyrosine it needs from phenylalanine, which IS an essential amino acid. All taking exogenous tyrosine does is reduce your requirement for phenylalanine. Any excess of either amino acid is burned as fuel or excreted. Don’t enrich the hucksters who make and sell the tyrosine. Read more...

How much weight does a person lose taking tapazole (methimazole) for graves disease?

Should not lose. Graves' disease is condition in which an enlarged hyperactive thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. Tapazole (methimazole) is a medication that treats graves' by lowering thyroid hormone production. Most (not all) patients with graves' or hyperthyroid conditions lose weight because extra thyroid hormone burns calories. Thus, tapazole (methimazole) usually causes weight gain unless thyroid level is still too high. Read more...

Is it safe to take fertility drugs when you have graves disease (I take 10 mg of methimazole once daily)?

Consult your doctor. There are risks and benefits to taking medication when you're pregnant. There are also risks to untreated thyroid disease. Your doctor may want to consult an endocrinologist for help deciding whether to switch medications and how often to test your thyroid during your pregnancy. This is something you need to be comfortable discussing with your obstetrician. Read more...
Yes. Yes the medicines are safe. Your thyroid tests need to be monitored to make sure they are stable over time. A rise in your hormones can alter your thyroid hormones but this is easily monitored. Read more...

I have graves disease. My anxiety is out of control. Never felt this way. Could my methimazole be causing it?

Unlikely. Hyperthyroidism is commonly associated with anxiety symptoms. Methimazole will gradually bring down your thyroid level, but it takes weeks/months to work. If you are having more anxiety, it is likely that your thyroid level is still high. Read more...

I am on methimazole 10mg/daily for Graves' disease. I was told by dr. I can take garcina Cambogia as I am not having luck losing weight. Is this ok?

Not a problem. This product will not interfere with the action of the methimazole. On the other hand, there is no scientific evidence that garcinia will have any effect on your weight. Discuss weight loss with the doctor who prescribed the methimazole. Read more...