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Monday, March 10, 2014
Allergic to Synthroid and generic brands
I am considering thyroid surgery because my thyroid gland is getting too big (multi-nodular goiter) and I feel like choking but I am allergic to Synthroid (closing of the throat so I cannot swallow).
What should I do? I need to take Synthroid for life after thyroidectomy.
There are substitutes for Synthroid. If they are not tolerated, it may be possible to do a graded challenge (a form of desensitization). You should consult an allergist.
I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati