I am taking Levothyroxine and need to take Prevacid for acid reflux. Both say take before eating breakfast. How do I handle this?
Why should you not take at the same time you take an acid reducer like Prevacid?
Question posted by scrutch on 30 April 2010
Last updated on 30 April 2010 by rachey
If your doctor specifically told you to separate levothyroxine from all other medications, then I guess I would do my best to separate it.
However, if you just read that antacids should not be taken with levothyroxine, the antacids that they are refering to are ones that contain calcium or iron (Tums, Mylanta, or Rolaids for example). The calcium and/or iron is thought to bind the levothyroxine. Although Prevacid is taken for acid reflux, it is actually classified as an proton pump inhibitor, and does not contain calcium or iron.
You can always go ahead and double check with your doctor or pharmacist to be safe, but I'm pretty sure that its ok to take them together!
That is hard to take 2 or 3 meds before breakfast and you can not take togther,the best way my husband does it is he will take one early in the morning like when gets up to go to the bathroom or when he first gets out of bed at 7 he will take his nexium and then when he sits down for breakfast he will take the other one that way the first pill can almost be dissolved,some mornings he will skip breakfast and have a early lunch.hope this helps
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