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Drug Interactions between Armour Thyroid and estradiol / testosterone

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated)
  • estradiol/testosterone

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

estradiol thyroid desiccated

Applies to: estradiol / testosterone and Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated)

Before taking estradiol, tell your doctor if you also use thyroid desiccated. You may need dose adjustments or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. If you are already taking estradiol and thyroid desiccated, your thyroid levels may need to be measured if your dose of estradiol is changed or stopped. You should notify your doctor if you have symptoms of low thyroid such as tiredness, feeling cold, constipation, unexplained weight gain, depression, joint or muscle pain, thinning hair or hair loss, dry skin, hoarseness, and abnormal menstrual periods. 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.

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Moderate

testosterone thyroid desiccated

Applies to: estradiol / testosterone and Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated)

Before using thyroid desiccated, tell your doctor if you also use testosterone. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. Call your doctor if you have appetite changes, weight changes, sleep problems (insomnia), and fatigue. 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.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

thyroid desiccated food

Applies to: Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated)

The timing of meals relative to your thyroid desiccated dose can affect absorption of the medication. Therefore, thyroid desiccated should be taken on a consistent schedule with regard to time of day and relation to meals to avoid large fluctuations in blood levels, which may alter its effects. 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. 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.

When thyroid desiccated is given during continuous enteral nutrition (tube feedings) for more than 7 days, the tube feeding should be interrupted for at least one hour before and one hour after the dose of thyroid desiccated. You may need more frequent blood tests to monitor thyroid desiccated levels.

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Minor

estradiol food

Applies to: estradiol / testosterone

Information for this minor interaction is only available at a professional reading level.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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