Does Synthroid (thyroxine) contain iodine?

Thyroid hormone. Contains iodine, and synthroid (thyroxine) is thyroid hormone, so there's a very small amount of iodine in it, but not enough to cause problems, even in people who are allergic to iodine.

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Can a woman on Synthroid (thyroxine) take iodine?

Why take it? If you are on synthroid (thyroxine), (thyroxine) you likely are being treated for hypothyroidism. The most common cause in your age group is hashimoto's thyroiditis. Taking iodine makes this condition worse, not better. By the way, synthroid (thyroxine) already contains iodine molecules. Read more...

Does Synthroid (thyroxine) interact with iodine?

Indirectly. If the original cause of underactive thyroid was a lack of iodine, then taking iodine will increase thyroid function and may probably make the synthroid (thyroxine) unneeded and make the thyroid function overactive.Otherwise there are no other interactions listed between synthroid (thyroxine) and iodine. Read more...

Is it safe to take iodine and Synthroid (thyroxine) at the same time?

BAD IDEA. Iodine deficiency is rarely a cause of hypothyroidism in the usa, because there is more than sufficient iodine in our diet. The ingestion of excess iodine will not help your treatment, but it may , in fact, create unpleasant side effects. Read more...

Is iodine an effective supplement when also taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Only if deficient. Iodine deficiency is quite common. A recent study in boston showed that 50% of pregnant women were iodine deficient. If you are tested and deficient, an iodine supplement will be helpful. There is emerging evidence that iodine deficiency may increase the risk of breast cancer as well as thyroid problems. Read more...

I take 75 Synthroid (thyroxine) after a thyroidectomy. Would an iodine supplement help? How would I know if I were iodine deficient?

Iodine not needed. The primary organ that uses iodine is the thyroid. If your thyroid is removed, then an iodine supplement will not be of use. In addition, there is a lot of iodine in a normal diet. It is very hard to become iodine deficient in all but a handful of remote regions of the world. Read more...

What will happen to my TSH leveles if. I forget to take my Synthroid (thyroxine) for 3 days? They're at 0.022 right now, I had radioactive iodine back in October

Nothing... But get back to taking your synthroid (thyroxine) as soon as possible. . Read more...
Generally okay... If this happens once in a rare while, it may not be an issue. However, you should try and not miss any doses. Levothyroxine is an important hormone with many roles (as you likely noticed with symptoms of Graves' Disease). Also, do NOT try and double up on the dose. TSH takes 4 - 6 weeks to respond. . Read more...
Minimal decrease. at most but get back on it so you do not get a significant decrease. Read more...

I'm on 100mgs of thyroxine for hypothyroidism. I'm trying for a baby can I take a preconception vitamin with iodine in it 150mg. Will it interact.?

That's fine. Hi. It's fine to take that prenatal vitamin with that iodine; it won't interact with your l-thyroxine. And just to clarify, you're taking 100 micrograms (mcg), not 100 milligrams (mg). 100 mcg is the same as 0.1 mg, so if you want to use milligrams, it's 0.1 mg. Often your l-thyroxine dose will need to be increased early in your pregnancy. I'm sure your OB is on top of that. Good luck! Read more...

After radioactive iodine treatment is it common to need an increase in Synthroid (thyroxine) dose after all remaining thyroid tissue has been abblated?

right amount. After complete ablation of thyroid tissue body needs required amount of thyroid hormone for each person , so requirement will increase due to lack of own thyroid tissue , so synthroid (thyroxine) dose need to be adjusted ( increases ). Read more...