You are taking levothyroxine tablets -- Levoxyl®, Synthroid®, Unithroid®, or generic levothyroxine -- and also take calcium supplements and/or drink calcium-fortified juice, and you're not at optimal levels and still aren’t feeling well.
WHAT COULD BE GOING ON?
Calcium supplements and calcium-fortified juice can interfere with the absorption of your levothyroxine tablets.
You should always take calcium or drink calcium-fortified juice at least 4 hours apart from levothyroxine.
If that’s unavoidable, or you’re still having problems, experts recommend you switch to Tirosint® or Tirosint®-SOL, which are formulated to be resistant against interference from calcium.
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