I take levothyroxin for hypo thyroid, what is the danger? I was prescribed Carafate for an inflammation in my abdomen. I read that levothyroxin should not be taken with this. What is the danger?
There is a concern that carafate may affect the absorption of levothyroxine.
They should be used together with caution.
If the two drugs need to be taken together it is suggested that the dosage of carafate be reduced to twice a day, instead of four, and that levothyroxine is not taken at the same time as carafate.
- Carafate Information for Consumers
- Carafate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Carafate (detailed)
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