Levothyroxine Tablets/ Coffee
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Very important. A change in your diet, medicine, or dosage may be necessary. Promptly consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How the interaction occurs:
Coffee may decrease how much levothyroxine the body absorbs.
What might happen:
The amount of levothyroxine in the blood may decrease and symptoms of hypothyroidism may occur. Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism include: fatigue, sluggishness, constipation, stiffness, muscle cramps, loss of appetite, excessive weight gain, or dry skin.
What you should do about this interaction:
Contact your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more information.Your healthcare professionals may be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change your medicine or diet before checking with them first.
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