You are taking levothyroxine tablets -- Levoxyl®, Synthroid®, Unithroid®, or generic levothyroxine -- and you also take iron supplements or prenatal/multi-vitamins with iron, and you're not at optimal levels and still don’t feel well.
WHAT COULD BE GOING ON?
Your iron supplements could be interfering with absorption of your levothyroxine tablets.
You should always take iron supplements 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 iron.
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