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Question by  rexifelis (20)

How will synthroid affect anesthesia?

I have to take synthroid and will be put under.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

There should be no interaction between Synthroid and general anesthesia. However, as is always the case prior to surgery, your physician, surgeon and anesthesiologist/anesthecist should be advised of any and all medications you take. There are many different types of anesthesia. The physicians will check to make sure that none of your meds conflict.


Answer by  Deepakck (174)

Synthroid (lEVOTHYROXINE), Which is used to treat hypothyroidism will substitute naturally produced thyroid hormones, however use of synthroid is not associated with any risk during anesthesia procedures, but it is always recommended that you should discuss it with your physician about the which all drugs you are using before any procedures.


Answer by  stressedone (166)

Thereis no effect on anesthesia with Synthroid. Synthroid is a hormone and is safe when in the system and anesthesia is introduced in to the body.


Answer by  myogi (23)

Since synthroid is a hormone that is similar to hormones you body normally make, I do not believe that there should be any problems with anesthesia. The most important thing is to let the doctor know that you are on Synthroid because they may need to monitor your blood levels before the surgery to be sure it is safe.


Answer by  Ashley82 (27)

There are no known side effects regarding taking synthroid and undergoing anesthesia. It is not known to hinder or enhance sedation.


Answer by  lldevil02 (35)

Taking synthroid will not affect anesthesia. In fact, it is more concerning to NOT be treated for hypothryoidism. As long as you're taking treament, problems should be minimal.


Answer by  SRAJASEKAR (28)

no synthroid will not put you under. its just a thyroid harmone. This medicine is a hormone replacement usually given to patients with thyroid problems, specifically, hypothyroidism. this can be given to people who have goitre or an enlarged thyroid gland.

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