My doctor said I have hypothyroidism, but cannot take Levothyroxine. I am allergic to shellfish.
Can I take Levothyroxine if I'm allergic to iodine, such as in shellfish?
- 16 Aug 2014 by Anne Francis
- 16 August 2014
- allergic reactions, iodine, levothyroxine, hypothyroidism, doctor
Added 16 Aug 2014:
Levothyroxine, Synthroid, etc., replace iodine in the underactive thyroid gland. Could it be that hypothyroid meds are synthetic in nature, and would not be a problem for me? Anyway, I broke out in a nasty case of hives, just like I would if I ever were to eat shrimp again.
So your Dr. diagnosed your condition, he / she prescribed Levothyroxine, knowing you are allergic to iodine (shellfish) and can not take it, where is the question ?
This med does not contain iodine as far as I know the inactive ingredients are:
sodium lauryl sulfate
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