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Old 02-16-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

When should I take the Synthroid and when should I take the Nexium?
I just started the Synthroid last week-
So I'm confused as to timing, and on a empty stomach- right???
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Re: How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

I take synthroid first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. I take Nexium at night before bed. I have found after six weeks on thyroid meds my need for nexium is less. My son and husband take Prevacid/Nexium respectively 30 minutes before dinner. Either of these routes should work for you and allieviate the conflict if there is going to be one with Synthroid.

Vitamins and supplements should be taken four hours after or eight hours before Synthroid. Antihistamines and decongestants do not effect Synthroid.. beta blockers are barely affected as well so they are alright to take along side Synthroid.

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Re: How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

That helps a lot, you rock

 
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Re: How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

you guys wont belive it but i take 2 nexiums daily and 1 levothyroxine and 1 celexa and i take them all together! lol

a friend told me she thought i should take them all togther so now i am spacing the nexium and thyroid pill about an hr.. but really for me takeing them all at one time hasnt affeced my levels, so maybe it doenst matter.

 
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Re: How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

I was told by my doctor that Synthroid and Nexium can be taken at the same time (and I do with never a change in my TSH).

Synthroid is absorbed in the stomach. Nexium capsule remains intact until you get to the small intestine. Nexium is not like other stomach remedies where it puts a coating in the stomach. It releases in the small intesting and turns off the stomach acid pumps. It will have no affect on your Synthroid metabolism.

 
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Re: How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

I also take my Nexium and Levox together about 40 minutes before eating breakfast.
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Re: How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

Hi christine! thanks so much for shedding light on this subject, and by the way your doc must be right since taking them together has not changed my levels at all. i know that one that shoudlnt be taking is mylanta but i guess nexium is fine thank a ton for the info. i am sure many will appreciate it since for me after being on thyroid meds my acid has been worst and most thyroid patients are on antacids of some sort.. for me the worst one was levoxyl the acid was at its worst thanks god i no longer take that.

 
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Re: How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????

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Hi christine! thanks so much for shedding light on this subject, and by the way your doc must be right since taking them together has not changed my levels at all. i know that one that shoudlnt be taking is mylanta but i guess nexium is fine thank a ton for the info. i am sure many will appreciate it since for me after being on thyroid meds my acid has been worst and most thyroid patients are on antacids of some sort.. for me the worst one was levoxyl the acid was at its worst thanks god i no longer take that.
Acid is worse when taking thyroid meds? I already have GERD and if I have to have a TT will have to take thyroid meds.

 
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