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"Meds That Mess With Your Thyroid" - Tara Haelle

  • Med Shadow
  • New York, NY
  • (August 21, 2019)

About one in eight people in the U.S. will develop some sort of thyroid condition during their lifetimes, according to the American Thyroid Association. It’s especially helpful, then, to know what other drugs can interact with levothyroxine or what other drugs can otherwise affect thyroid function, potentially causing someone to begin taking the drug. “Medications that might interact with your thyroid medication may cause your thyroid medication to not work properly, leading to ineffective treatment of your thyroid disease,” said Deena Adimoolam, MD, assistant professor of endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She added, “Supplements for ‘thyroid health’ or ‘iodine supplement’ or ‘sea kelp supplements’ should be avoided as they are not always FDA-approved, and excess iodine can interfere with thyroid function.”

— Deena Adimoolam, MD, Assistant Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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