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Old 07-19-2007, 05:40 AM   #1
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Taking Cortef and Levothyroxine

Does anyone know where I can find out or maybe already have the answer to
if these two drugs should not be taken at the same time of day? I currently take my Cortef, Levothyroxine, Florinef and Clarinex at 5:45 AM. I am wondering if that affects the effectivness of any of those? It seems I read someone on this board post that Cortef and Levo. shouldn't be taken together.

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Old 07-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: Taking Cortef and Levothyroxine

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Does anyone know where I can find out or maybe already have the answer to
if these two drugs should not be taken at the same time of day? I currently take my Cortef, Levothyroxine, Florinef and Clarinex at 5:45 AM. I am wondering if that affects the effectivness of any of those? It seems I read someone on this board post that Cortef and Levo. shouldn't be taken together.

Thanks for any help you can be.
Diane44
I don't know of any problem taking cortef and synthroid at the same time except that synthroid is best taken at least 1 hour before meals and never with calcium, while cortef is best taken with a meal to spread its absorption out. Most likely that's why people separate them.

 
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Re: Taking Cortef and Levothyroxine

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I don't know of any problem taking cortef and synthroid at the same time except that synthroid is best taken at least 1 hour before meals and never with calcium, while cortef is best taken with a meal to spread its absorption out. Most likely that's why people separate them.
I do take my levothyroxine with my cortef currently at 5:45 AM and then at 7AM I take my calcium and 10 mg of dhea. I do not eat with my cortef and was told that I only should if it upset my stomach as it sometimes does when taken on an empty stomach. I didn't know it helped with absorbtion. I take another 10mg of Dhea at noon and another cortef at 3pm. I seem to do very well and seldom feel tired or worn out since I have added DHEA to my daily regimen of pills. I don't get up until about 6:15-6:30 AM (I go back to sleep for a bit after taking my first round of pills) so it is not really feasible to take my Cortef with food in the morning. Do you know where I can find any info online or books to better explain how the cortef works? Maybe I should change the way I do it for even better results. I know what it is for and side effects etc. but how does it work through the body. Does that make sense?
Thanks for you help Orion.
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Re: Taking Cortef and Levothyroxine

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I seem to do very well and seldom feel tired or worn out since I have added DHEA to my daily regimen of pills.
Sounds like it's working for you so I wouldn't change it.

There isn't very much information bout cortef and how to take it because not very much research has been done into the question. The one good study I know of suggests taking it 3x a day 10,5,5 mg to spread it out.

My doctor has said taking cortef on a empty stomach is fine, but it is a drug known to cause long term problems if applied to your skin on a regular basis. So I wonder what it does to a stomach when applied directly. I suppose it depends on how much you take at once, which for us is pretty small.

 
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