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Old 09-14-2003, 07:16 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I took my 50 mcgs of synthroid this morning and then HAD to take something for heartburn. (gaviscon with aluminum and magnesium)...I've read that they shouldn't be taken close together - but why? Am I going to get sick or does it just decrease the effectiveness of the synthroid??

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You won't get sick. The absorption of the synthroid will be somewhat decreased for this dose only. Don't worry about it, but don't do it again.
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Old 09-14-2003, 11:22 AM   #3
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Antacids can bind to the T4 and prevent absorption. Don't worry it won't make you sick. You just won't likely absorb as much of your thyroid med. You can miss a couple doses without it affecting you.

 
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Thanks guys!! Maybe with a little less I can sleep tonight!! (only about 11 days into this and only slept 2 hours last night! ARGH!)

Thanks for your help!

Kathy

 
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