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Thyroid Supplement

Can I drink alcohol while taking levothyroxine?

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  • While various foods and medications affect the absorption of levothyroxine, alcohol has no significant interaction with this medication. Consuming alcohol on a regular basis could lead to liver disease and is not recommended. Because levothyroxine is broken down by the liver, it is possible that alcohol-induced liver dysfunction could change the metabolism of levothyroxine.

  • AMediGuard answered
    There is no relation between levothyroxine and alcohol listed in the drug test. But it’s actually best to limit or avoid alcohol consumption while taking levothyroxine because alcohol can cause changes in your thyroid's activity level, which can have an effect on your thyroid hormone levels.
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