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Hypothyroidism, insomnia. Taking synthroid, benedryl, coumadin, zetia. Is this contraindicated?

My father is being treated for hypothyroidism with synthroid . He has also been experiencing insomnia for some time now and has been medicating this occassionally with benedryl (which has been helping him sleep through the night). Is this contraindicated? He also takes coumadin, zetia and pravastatin. Thanks for your help!
Asked On : Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Hello jlhall 74,
tablet- Synthroid- side effect- headache, sleep problem(insomnia), nervous or irritable feeling, change in menstruation,appetite change, drug interaction - avoid calcium,iron,grape fruit, ketamine, tricyclic antideprassant, tablet-Coumadin(warfarin)-use in thrombosis &thromembolism,monitor - INR, risk of bleeding is increase in clopridogrel, aspirin, NSAID taken simultaneously, contraindicated in pregency, tablet-Zetia used for cholertrol lowering, its dose adjust in kidney , thyroid disease,steroid or oral contraceptive pills, tablet-Paravastatin- used in cholertrol lowering,& prevent cardiovascular compilcation , avoid -alochol,tell doctor if you have -kidney, thyroid disease & diabetes, tablet-benedryl- useful in allery, cough, it also have anticholergenic, antiemetic,sedative effect, hope my advice is useful to you, thank you.
Answered: Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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