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Is it safe to take diet supplement pills?

Q: I would like to know how many calories are in the medication Levoxyl? Also, can diet supplement pill be taken with this medication for the thyroid?

A:Levoxy is the American brand name of a drug called thyroxine or levothyroxine. It does not have any caloric value. The reasons for obesity or weight gain in thyroid patients is due to lack of thyroxine. It is important that patients do not overeat. The use of diet supplement pills is to be avoided because they contain different ingredients some of which may interact with the medication. In any event no opinion can be given unless the ingredients of such diet supplements are known.

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