My name is Christine Marquette and I am a registered dietitian with the Austin Regional and I’m going to talk to you about how to take Levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is a synthetic hormone that is used to treat people with hypothyroidism. The best way to take this medication is 30 minutes before eating. You also want to make sure that you don’t take any other medications with it. There are several different medications that can actually inhibit this particular hormone so you want to make sure you don’t take any other medications with it. Another thing that you want to be cautious with is calcium supplements. Calcium supplements can also interfere with this medication so if you have to take calcium.
Make sure you take it at least four hours after you have taken your Levothyroxine. You don’t want to do anything that is going to inhibit the absorption of this particular medication. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you are new to taking this particular drug you are going to have to see your on a very frequent basis at least initially typically at least every six to eight weeks at which time your will do a blood draw and he will actually check your TSH, that is basically Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and he will use that particular blood test to determine whether or not the dosage that you are on of Levothyroxine is appropriate. You may need to adjust it up or down based.
On your TSH so again in taking Levothyroxine you need to make sure you take it on an empty stomach 30 minutes before meals, no other mediations, no other supplements, check back with your regularly to make sure that you are taking the appropriate dose.
Is Medication Vegan
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Hi it’s Emily from Bite Size Vegan and welcome to another vegan nugget. Today we’re going to talk about medication. I get this question all the time is any medication vegan and, if not, what’s a vegan to do when serious medical conditions arise? Well first, let’s tackle whether or not medication is vegan. I’m not going to go into great depth on the subjects that I’ve already covered in other tutorials and I’ll provide the links to all of them in the tutorial description below as well as onscreen during the tutorial for those of you on your computer who can clickum on’em. So, what makes medication not vegan? Well there are two main elements one more direct.
And one more indirect. The direct reason is when animal products are within the medication itself, and the more indirect reason is the fact the medication was tested on animals. So, just what kind of animal parts are in your medicine cabinet? Well there’s a surprising array of potential options, but let’s focus on some of the more common ingredients. Number One: gelatin. This is perhaps the ingredient most people are familiar with when it comes to medication. Gelatin is most often used as the coating surrounding the medication itself. And it’s not just in the capsules you can pull apart gelatin can also be an ingredient on tablets.
In case you’re not aware of what gelatin is and how it’s made it’sâ€¦pretty gross. In short, Gelatin is a protein obtained by boiling the skin, tendons, ligaments, andor bones of animals with water at an aromatic facility called a rendering plant. Rendering plants are magical places where the leftovers and rejects of the meat industry as well as roadkill and diseased animals go to be boiled in water and have elements sucked out like gelatin, which is then put into your pudding, jello, pet food, shampoos, face masks, cosmetics, candies, marshmallows, cakes, ice cream, yogurts, some wines, photographic film; and yes, vitamins and medications.
Now there is such a thing as vegetable gelatin, called â€œagar agar,â€� which is seaweedderived. Unfortunately, it’s often marked in ingredient lists simply as â€œgelatin,â€� making it difficult to ascertain the true source. You can always call a product’s 800 number and inquire to be sure. Number Two: Lactose. This is probably the most common animal ingredient in medications. It’s used as a carrier, stabilizer, or to create bulk. Lactose, obviously, comes from dairy and is thus not vegan. Many medications from thyroid medicine to birth control pills contain lactose. I have a whole tutorial on the veganness of various birth control methods.
Here that you can reference for more indepth coverage of that particular subject. Number Three: Shellac. Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug. It has many uses from sealing wood to making your nails look super pretty, to coating your fruit yes, sorry vegans, even your fruit may have animals in it to making your pills.shiny. Number Four: Magnesium Stearate. Magnesium stearate can be used as a preservative, a lubricant, or to help two ingredients mix that normally don’t blend well. Like gelatin, magnesium stearate can come from either an animal or plant source, but it not often notated. When animal derived, it is an ester of magnesium and stearic acid, which is sourced from the fat of cows, pigs,.
Sheep, dogs or cats. Number Five: Lots of other stuff. The list of weird animal ingredients in medication and food and, really anything that we make, is mindboggling. I really wonder why they do it at all. There’s everything from your pink and red pills and food getting their distinct colors from ground up pregnant beetles, called cochineal extract or carmine long used in Starbuck’s strawberry Frappuccino, to anticoagulants like heparin created from the intestinal mucous membranes of pigs. For more on the insane and hidden ingredients in your food, see my oldiebutgoodie tutorial on the matter.