On TSH pills - what meds are allowed when flu/sinus

(4 Posts)
hartmel Fri 28-Dec-12 05:04:53

Hi there.
I'm TTC since Oktober 2010.. Seen a couple doctors, just recently I found out I have an under active thyroid. I'm taking medication for it now, 25 mig, but someone told me that when I get a sinus or the flu I shouldn't take any flu/sinus medication only specific ones.. As it will cause damage.

My question now is to those that are also taking med for thyroid, what kind of med are you allowed to take along with TSH med to fight your sinus/flu?

I feel like I'm getting a flu and don't know what to take to fight it..
It can take sometimes a week to two to see my family doctor...

Thank you

I hope this is the forum to ask it, I'm new to this site.

pipsy76 Fri 28-Dec-12 05:24:01

You should ask your pharmacist that's what we train 4yrs for!

Paracetamol is fine for the aches and pains, it's the sympathomimetics ie decongestants which are more of a grey area. Levothyroxine may slightly enhance their effects and there is a theoretical increased risk of funny heart rhythms. There is no contraindication for the nasal sprays such as otrivine in hypothyrodism although caution is required in hyperthyroidism (overactive), as you absorb less of the sprays into the blood stream they are a safer bet.

Please do still ask your pharmacist in RL!

pipsy76 Fri 28-Dec-12 05:25:55

Sorry I forgot the young pharmacists of today train for 5 yrs, hope your flu get better!

Fairylea Fri 28-Dec-12 06:32:03

I take the full replacement dose of 300mg and I have never heard of there being any problem taking over the counter flu remedies including paracetamol and ibuprofen.

So you should be absolutely fine with anything on 25mg!

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