Drug Interactions between levothyroxine and Lithium Carbonate ER
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium)
Interactions between your drugs
No interactions were found between levothyroxine and Lithium Carbonate ER. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
- Levothyroxine is in the drug class thyroid drugs.
- Levothyroxine is used to treat the following conditions:
Lithium Carbonate ER
A total of 644 drugs are known to interact with Lithium Carbonate ER.
- Lithium carbonate er is in the drug class antimanic agents.
- Lithium carbonate er is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium)
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of lithium such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with lithium. Do not use more than the recommended dose of lithium, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Applies to: levothyroxine
The timing of meals relative to your levothyroxine dose can affect absorption of the medication. Therefore, levothyroxine 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 levothyroxine 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 levothyroxine 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 levothyroxine. You may need more frequent blood tests to monitor levothyroxine levels.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
|No interaction information available.|