Discussions that mention nifedipine

Thyroid Disorders board


Well as a chemist I am digging in my pharm guid on your meds.

Your high blood pressure should have flagged you as at risk and in need of close monitoring on levothyroxin/levoxyl/synthroid.

There are many other medicines that can affect levothyroxine. These includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. The biggest flag in the data base is BP medications. BP medication is known to interact adversely with the thyroxine.

In particular lithium, amiodarone, iodine treatments, or antidepressants can also cause interactions.

If you use any of the following drugs, use them at least 4 hours before or 4 hours after you take levothyroxine:
* calcium carbonate (Caltrate, Citracal, Oystercal, and others);
* ferrous sulfate iron supplement;
* sucralfate (Carafate);
* sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate, Kionex, and others);
* antacids that contain aluminum (Amphojel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, Riopan, Rulox, Tums, and others);
*cholesterol-lowering drugs cholestyramine (Questran) and colestipol (Colestid).

Now for the facts on Norvac.. not gettig it you mean Norvasc by chance? I will run with that since the other is said not to exist and Norvasc is a BP medication:
More common side effectsfor this medication is dizziness, fatigue, flushing, fluid retention and swelling, headache, palpitations (fluttery or throbbing heartbeat).

This medication works as calcium channel blocking agents. These agents affect the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, they relax blood vessels and increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload.

Rare side effects of this drug are: Bleeding, tender, or swollen gums; chest pain (may appear about 30 minutes after medicine is taken); fainting; painful, swollen joints (for nifedipine only); trouble in seeing (for nifedipine only)

I am thinking that your thyroxine my rev the side effects of your Norvasc.. is there a different heart med you can take?

Sincerely,
MG