alcohol and thyroid medicine - part 2
Ok, here's the part of an article I saw on alcohol and thyroid medicine....It was on a website where you buy prescriptions online. I just copied and pasted if off the website. The part about alcohol is near the end. They make it seem like you're not suppose to drink at all. Geez, figures, I'm going to a wine tasting/chocolate party this Valentine's weekend....
Before taking thyroid,
tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to thyroid; foods such as pork, beef, soybean oil, or corn; or any other drugs.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially amphetamines, anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin), arthritis medications, aspirin, cholesterol-lowering resins such as cholestyramine (Questran) or colestipol (Colestid), diabetes medications (insulin and tablets), digoxin (Lanoxin), estrogens, oral contraceptives, steroids, and vitamins.
if you take cholestyramine (Questran) or colestipol (Colestid), take it at least 4 hours before or 1 hour after taking your thyroid medication.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had diabetes; hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis); kidney disease; hepatitis; cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, chest pain (angina), arrhythmias, or heart attack; or an underactive adrenal or pituitary gland.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking thyroid, call your doctor.
if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking thyroid.
tell your doctor if you drink alcoholic beverages. It is important not to drink alcohol while taking thyroid.