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  • co-dydramol and underactive thyroid

    The PIL says that before taking co-dydramol tomake sure your doctor or pharmacist know if you have an underactive thyroid gland.

    Co-dydramol - Patient UK

    Well the patient told me - now what am I expected to do about it?

    TIA

    Jeff - whose ignorance knows no bounds

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    Re: co-dydramol and underactive thyroid

    I suppose if you feel a bit tired with the thyroid, you might feel a bit more tired on co-dydramol. But that's better than being in pain.

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      Re: co-dydramol and underactive thyroid

      Is it anything to do with toxic effects? With metabolism reduced in hypothyroid patients, it's theoretically easier to get a build up of toxins as metabolic pathways in the liver could be decreased - therefore overdose is easier (re paracetamol). Overall they would need a reduced dose?

      This is definitely what I would call an educated guess... if anyone has any scientific proof to back up my insane theory.......!

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        Re: co-dydramol and underactive thyroid

        I asked one of the manufacturers. The main issue apparently is possible respiratory depression. I asked whether there was evidence of problem with treated hypothyroidism and they said they couldn't differentiate.

        I would have thought though if the thyroid was EITHER producing enough hormone OR the hormone levels were being topped up there wouldn't be a problem. So you'd be OK provided the patient was taking his levo.

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