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My question for my mom. Is green coffee extract supplement safe for a person who is status post tyroidectomy and parathroidectomy and currently on thyroid medication (Eltroxin), and Onealfa (Alfacalcidol)? Thank you very much

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S/p total thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy (due to a mass)

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green coffee extract is a supplement used for weight loss

these supplements are not well studied with conventional medications

most likely it will be safe for her taking her medications.

she should make sure to take her Eltroxin thyroid medication on an empty stomach with no other food or medication 30 min before and after

Alfacalcidol can be taken with food

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
This is question for my mom. She is taking thyroid medication (Eltroxin), and Onealfa (Alfacalcidol) daily for her recent total thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy.
Will it be safe if she want to take CLA (supplement)? Garcinia Cambogia (supplement)? or Green Tea supplement?

none of these supplements are well studied with conventional medications.

most likely taking them will be safe

but she should let her doctor know about them before starting to take them.

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