Nature-Throid (thyroid desiccated) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 3 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Nature-Throid (thyroid desiccated) which include:
Using multivitamin with minerals together with thyroid desiccated may decrease the effects of thyroid desiccated. You should separate the administration of thyroid desiccated and multivitamin with minerals by at least 4 hours. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
The timing of meals relative to your thyroid desiccated dose can affect absorption of the drug. Therefore, thyroid desiccated should be taken on a consistent schedule with regard to time of day and relation to meals so as to maintain steady blood levels. In addition, absorption of thyroid desiccated may be decreased by foods such as soybean flour, cotton seed meal, walnuts, dietary fiber, calcium, and calcium fortified juices. These foods should be avoided within several hours of dosing if possible.
thyroid hormones - cardiovascular disease
Thyroid hormones cause increases in myocardial contractility and heart rate as a result of increased metabolic demands and oxygen consumption. Therapy with thyroid hormones should be administered cautiously and initiated at reduced dosages in patients with cardiovascular disorders such as angina, coronary artery disease, and hypertension. Clinical monitoring of cardiovascular function is recommended. If chest pain or exacerbation of cardiovascular disease occurs, the dosage of thyroid hormone should be reduced, even at the expense of achieving euthyroid state. Thyroid hormones should not be administered to patients with an acute myocardial infarction that is not complicated by hypothyroidism.
- "Product Information. Synthroid (levothyroxine)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
- "Product Information. Thyrolar (liotrix)." Forest Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO.
- "Product Information. Armour thyroid (thyroid desiccated)." Forest Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO.
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Nature-Throid (thyroid desiccated) drug Interactions
There are 546 drug interactions with Nature-Throid (thyroid desiccated)
Nature-Throid (thyroid desiccated) disease Interactions
There are 5 disease interactions with Nature-Throid (thyroid desiccated) which include:
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.