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Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Levothyroxine?

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When planning on mixing any kind of medication with alcohol, it is greatly advised to seek medical advice on the matter before proceeding. The best thing to do is to contact a doctor who will be in the best position to advise on what can and can't be ingested while taking medication such as Levothyroxine.

Also with most medication you will also receive instructions in the box of pills. This normally includes the dosage you should take, the relevant side effects you may expect to suffer from taking the medication as well what you should and should not take while on the drug.

From research on various sites it seems there is no exact rule against consuming alcohol while taking Levothyroxine, however they should not be taken together or at close proximity. Levothyroxine should ideally be taken in the morning and on an empty stomach so this should not clash with your usual hours of alcohol intake.

But as mentioned earlier it is always best to check with a doctor or medical professional before proceeding with mixing alcohol with prescribed medication. If you cannot reach the doctors in person then it is always an idea to phone up the surgery and be passed onto the doctor who can still talk you through whether it is wise to mix it with alcohol.
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I am taking levothyroxine. When I've gone out with my friends to a bar I have had only a couple of drinks. And I seem to blank out and can't remember anything. Is this a side affect of the drug and alcohol???
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Sergio Jemas answered

Although I am not a doctor, I think that 100% alcohol and any medicine cannot be mixed. People with an underactive thyroid gland do not produce enough thyroid gland, so levothyroxine increases this level. You can buy this medication here at UK Meds. I had the same problem and was able to solve it with the drug levothyroxine, a synthetic version of the thyroxine hormone produced by a healthy thyroid gland.

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I take levothyroxine and I've got really drunk a few times nothing bad has happened to me
but I can't talk for everyone it could effect different people in different ways
the best thing to do is ask your doctor I suppose
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Of course you can drink but whether or not its okay is a different story you should ask your doctor
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I'm the same I always seem to blank out when ive had only a few drinks...I think its because of the thyroxine
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No. You cannot drink when taking Levothyroxine. If you do, eventually, your had will fall off.

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