Cipro (Antibiotic) Interacts with Thyroid Medication

Published: September 28, 2012

This is one more interaction worth knowing about. If taking Cipro or related antibiotics for short periods, take the thyroid dose 6 hours away from the Cipro. If taking it for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor check thyroid levels on the Cipro to be sure you are not going hypothyroid.


Cooper, John, "Ciprofloxacin interacts with thyroid replacement therapy," British Medical Journal, 2005;330:1002 (30 April), Online at

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