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Hi, I have been taking 60mg Dextrostat daily for 8 years. I

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Hi, I have been taking 60mg Dextrostat daily for 8 years. I was recently diagnosed w/ hypothyroidism & am on the smallest dosage, 25mg of sythroid, which has resolved the thyroid issue. What can happen when the two are mixed? I cannot function w/out Dextrostat, I am impulsive (leading to legal issues), cannot complete simple tasks ie., paying bills, or read a book, even watch a movie w/out it. I'm 37 & have a 4 year old daughter

I have to go to bed but please let me know what can happen. I've been subclinical (thyroid) for 20 years.

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Submitted: 5 years ago via Patientsville.
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Expert:  Mind MD replied 5 years ago.
Hi,
Dextrostat and Levothyroid would not lead to any significant interactions and are generally not contraindicated.
Of course you should take any medicine under the follow up of your physician only, and get regular check up of thyroid profile if on thyroxine,

Regards

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I'm sorry, not trying to be difficult. I'm on synthroid 25mg, not sure if it's the same. Every warning I've read says if you have thyroid problems you shouldn't take it but I don't know why. I really want to know what can happen. I do follow up & have blood work done every 6 weeks. I don't want the new psychiatrist to get scared due to warnings & not give it to me if there's not a valid reason. What are the interactions? I also don't want to risk my life.

Thanks
Expert:  Mind MD replied 5 years ago.
<p>Hi,</p><p>Synthyroid and Levothyroid are essentially the same thing. </p><p>Please go to the following website,</p><p><a href="http://www.drugdigest.org/wps/portal/ddigest">http://www.drugdigest.org/wps/portal/ddigest</a></p><p>and put in the names of these two drugs in the drug interaction link</p><p>You will find that there is no known interaction between these two drugs.</p><p>You need to talk to your doctor, and tell them your complete medical history and drug history since it may impact on your treatment. However taking dextrostat and synthroid would not lead to life threatening problems,</p><p>Regards</p>
Expert:  Mind MD replied 5 years ago.
Hi,
A fellow expert has suggested the correct reason for your understandable confusion.
The medication in question is not to be used in patients with HYPER thyroidism, and not hypothyroidism as mentioned by you. Youe probably needs to make that distinction. Here is a website about the contraindications to the meds and reasons for such:

http://www.drugs.com/cdi/dextrostat.html

Hope this helps
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