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On medication for hypothyroid. Is it safe to take calamarine omega 3 product with carnitine?

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Posted on Sat, 8 Dec 2012 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I am a 59 yr old male who has been hypothyroid for about 10 years. I am 6'2" and weigh 275lbs. I take dessicated thyroid (Westhroid 130mg daily). I also take a calamarine Omega 3 product with Vitamin D3 and CoQ10 that contains L-Carnitine as fumerate (200mg) and a multivitamin daily. I am on no other medications. The omega product seems to give me more energy, but I've read that L-Carnitine lowers the absorption of thyroid hormones at the cellular level. Is is safe to take continue taking this product?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde 16 hours later
Dear XXXXXXX
There are no issues with taking omega 3 product with carnitine and dessicated thyroid. Give a gap of 1-2 hours between the two. Maybe you can take omega 3 product after lunch or dinner. There are no other known clinically significant interactions between the two. So dont worry,just continue what you have been doing so far. Hope this helps.
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