While you are taking Synthroid, you should avoid foods that can interfere with its absorption, thus making it less effective. These foods include walnuts, cotton seed meal, soy (including infant soy formula), and anything which is high in fiber. You should also avoid changing brands of levothyroxine or switching to a generic version if possible. This is because different preparations can work differently. If you must change, you should let your doctor know so that he can order blood tests to determine whether you are receiving the correct dose of the new drug.
- Q Can I experience side effects like palpitation by consuming Syndroid?
- Q How does Synthroid (levothyroxine) treat thyroid nodules?
- Q Can I take Armour Thyroid or Idoral instead of Synthroid?
- Q How does Synthroid interact with other medications or foods?
- Q Do I have to take Synthroid for lifetime or can I drop it in between?
- Q Is Cortisol suppressing supplement required along with Synthroid?