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Does aloe vera and amla juice taken with honey interfere with absorption of Thyronorm?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: Does aloe vera and amla juice taken with honey interfere with absorbtion of thyronorm tablet. I generally give a gap of 30 mins between the two. I take thyronorm 100 mg as prescribed by my Dr. at 5:30 in morning and aloevera and amla juice with honey at 6 in morning. Please advice.
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Answered by Dr. Ajish TP (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
30 minutes gap is recommended

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your concerns.

The recommendation is to take liquids/ medications (other than calcium) 30 minutes after thyronorm. This won't interfere with drug absorption. If your TSH is fluctuating on follow up, increase the gap to 1 hour.

So you can continue as of now.

Hope I have answered your questions. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help you.

Regards,

Dr Ajish TP [MD,DM]
Consultant Endocrinologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajish TP (23 hours later)
Thank you Doctor for your prompt response. The only follow up question I have is if there are any other dietry precautions required for hypothyroidism and how often should I get my TSH level checked to ascertain that my dosage is working.

Thanks and regards
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Answered by Dr. Ajish TP (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
See detailed answer

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome back. The answers to your questions:

1. Diet in hypothyroidism depends on the cause. Two common causes being auto immune (Hashimoto's) and iodine deficiency.

In Hashimoto's ( more common cause) no diet modifications are needed.

In iodine deficiency hypothyroidism you can increase the consumption of iodised salt, sea foods etc and decrease the consumption of cabbage, cauliflower, millets etc

You can do a anti TPO antibody to differentiate these two

2. The testing depends on the patient features.

In children, women of reproductive age, people with fluctuations in TSH we monitor TSH every 6-12 weeks. In others every 6months or annual check up is needed.

Regards

Dr Ajish TP

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Does aloe vera and amla juice taken with honey interfere with absorption of Thyronorm?

Brief Answer: 30 minutes gap is recommended Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your concerns. The recommendation is to take liquids/ medications (other than calcium) 30 minutes after thyronorm. This won't interfere with drug absorption. If your TSH is fluctuating on follow up, increase the gap to 1 hour. So you can continue as of now. Hope I have answered your questions. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help you. Regards, Dr Ajish TP [MD,DM] Consultant Endocrinologist