Does Taking Nexium And Carafate Work Ok Together/what About Levothyroxin Also??

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Asked by jezzibel

Does Taking Nexium And Carafate Work Ok Together/what About Levothyroxin Also??

I've had alot going on lately. Have found I have ulcer along with caffiene tearing up my esophagus. I'm taking nexium and carafate and wondered how they mix and what does levothyroxin come into play? Thanks Also my niece has barretts esopagus.

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Many people take Nexium and carafate but you will need to ask your doctor about what the best timing for this is. I know my Mom tries to separate the two. You also need to try to pay close attention to the empy and full stomach recommendations. The Levothyroxine does specifically say to take it on an empty stomach and that carafate lowers the activity of it. So, since you don't want to lower the activity of your thyroid medication you will need to discuss timing with your doctor and/or pharmacist.

Best of Luck - Stephanie