The USDA has found that over 29
known medications has been tested and have been to react adversely to the
thyroid medication Levothyroxine and all of its sister drugs (Levo-T, Levoxyl,
Novothyrox, Synthroid, Thyro-tabs, Unitroid).
Levothyroxine was designed to treat hypothyroidism, a thyroid hormone deficiency. In 2007, it was one of the most prescribed drugs,
with over 70 million prescriptions that year. This is why it is so important to
stay informed on what drugs have adverse effects. Some of these common drugs
Calcium drugs, like Tums or Rolaids
Ofloxacin, which is in grape fruit
St. Johns Wart
There is a long list of drugs which
can either interfere with the efficiency of Levothyroxine or can cause a drop
in blood pressure and binding in the blood.
If you are concerned that you may be experiencing problems with Levothyroxine,
talk to your doctor about the other medications that you take in conjunction
with Levothyroxine to find out if you are being affected.