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I accidentally took one of my dogs thyro tabs....I am on

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Hello, I accidentally took one of my dogs thyro tabs....I am on thyroid medication and obviously without thinking I reached in and took his instead of mine!!! HELP
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: They are thyro tabs 0.8 mg
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: No, just that I was suppose to take my synthroid... Half of a 75 mg tablet
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

your synthroid is 75 mcg or micrograms, not milligrams.

75 mcg is 0.075 mg

your dogs pills are .8 mg milligrams

you should let your doctor know you took your dog's thyroid hormone pills.

most likely your doctor will tell you not to take your thyroid hormone pills for about 10 days and then resume them like normal.

you will be completely fine.

thyroid hormone is a slow acting hormone and changes to your thyroid hormone levels don't act quickly.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

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