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Does Levothyroxine interact with Actalin?

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Dr. Shehzad Topiwala

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: Do I stop my levithyroxine taking actalin
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Levothyroxine is typically continued lifelong when the person has been correctly diagnosed with a permanently underactive thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis causing hypothyroidism.
So regardless of whether you are taking any other medication, levo thyroxine must be continued, provided you have hypothyroidism.
The following help decide if you truly have this diagnosis:
TSH (checks your thyroid)
Free T4 (this too checks your thyroid) Thyroid autoantibodies : Anti Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies and Anti Thyroglobulin antibodies
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