thyroid disorder

No more waiting to eat or drink with liquid thyroxine?

Liquid formulations of levothyroxine allow patients with hypothyroidism to take their medication with meals or coffee and skip the currently recommended 30- to 60-minute waiting period before doing either, new data suggest. Because food, coffee, and certain medications can interfere with the intestinal absorption of levothyroxine (also known as LT4), current guidelines recommend that the […]

Good for hair and nails, bad for thyroid tests

A significant proportion of people use cosmetic products that contain enough biotin to interfere with several laboratory measurements, including measurements of thyroid function, new research shows. The clinical takeaway, told two endocrinologists Medscape Medical News during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) annual meeting 2022, is that if an asymptomatic patient’s thyroid test comes […]

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