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Is Carafate advisable while on thyroid medication?

What are th risks of taking carafate while on thyroid medication? I also read that thyroid medication whould not be given to its. with unresolved adrenal problems. I have secondary adrenal insufficiency and have been prescribed both carafate and levothyroxine.
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Taking thyroid tablets along with Sucralfate is not advisable. It will reduce the absorption of above drugs. Use thyroid tablets 1 hour before antacid intake.

I hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have any further questions.
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Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu


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