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Hypertension, elevated TSH, on BP medicines, want to take thyroid medicine that doesn't interfere with BP medicines. Advice?

I am a paitent of hyper tention and taking medicine from india and staying in kuwait, Metocard Xl-50 Losar A and spiromide i am taking from 2007, now i experience that my TSH level is high and it is 4.5 and now taking medicine for this too to reduce it. i want to know the better medicene for thyroid and does it has any side effect with my blood pressure medicine.
Asked On : Wed, 30 May 2012
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After going through your history, I am of the openion that your are a chronic hypertensive with hypothyroidism (high TSH). Hypothyroidism refers to the condition due to low levels of thyroxine in the blood (thyroxine is the hormone produced by the thyroid gland) and it is treated by supplementing the deficient hormone that is thyroxine so the medicine your are receiving for your thyroid problem is levothyroxine and there is no alternative for it.
Since you are taking many medicines for the control of your hypertension it may be necessary to monitor your blood pressure and serum potassium levels mainly.
But, the drugs which your are taking for hypertension do not interact with levothyroxine.
And also taking levothyroxine in the appropriate dose might help you in better control of your hypertension, as hypothyroidism worsens hypertension.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 30 May 2012
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