Can I Take Eltroxin while I'm Pregnant?

  • Medical Author:
    Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C)

    Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C) is an Attending Physician with the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Associate Director of Clinical Research, Recruitment and Phenotyping with the Center for Androgen Related Disorders, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

  • Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Ask the experts

I am taking 50mg daily of Eltroxin for hypothyroidism. I'm also trying to get pregnant. Is it safe to take this medication while pregnant?

Doctor's response

Eltroxin is not know to cause problems in pregnancy. It is important to remember that thyroid hormone levels in the blood must be watched closely during pregnancy. The requirement for hormone may change as pregnancy moves from the first to the third trimester, and giving too little or too much hormone can result in problems. It also is important to mention that any woman on replacement therapy with thyroid hormone who wishes to become pregnant should consult with her physician before conceiving to make certain that her thyroid hormone level is appropriate.

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Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

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FDA Prescribing Information for Eltroxin

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Reviewed on 7/12/2017

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