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Long term medication & vaccination

I am currently on long term medication; Levothyroxine sodium & hydroxycloroquine sulphate.  Anyone taking the same medication as me and has taken covid 19 vaccinations ?  Any serious side effect?  I am going to register for the vaccination and would like to hear some experiences.  
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134578 tn?1614729226
I'd talk to the doctor that prescribed them. Are they for thyroid issues?
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yes, one is for hypothyroidism and the other for treating high ESR
It seems like your problem is not so much the interaction of the Covid-19 vaccine with the medications you're taking, as it might be between the vaccine and the conditions for which you are taking the medications. For example, if you have high ESR because of anemia or chronic infection, ask the doctor if those things are problematic in regard to getting the Covid shot. And definitely ask the doc about any issues relating to hypothyroidism when it comes to getting a Covid shot. I doubt the meds themselves would be the problem, but the medical conditions might be.
973741 tn?1342342773
I think they are studying things more and more.  I have not seen those medications listed as either drugs or conditions that there is an issue with the vaccine.  They may judge risk vs. benefit for complicated patient histories.  I hope you can get it!
649848 tn?1534633700
There's no risk getting the vaccine with, either hypothyroidism or Levothyroxine.  I have Hashimoto's and take Levoxyl (brand of Levo).  I'm fully vaccinated (both shots) and have had no trouble.  I know several other people who are also hypo who have been vaccinated, plus  I've also read several articles that indicate there's no problem getting the vaccine with Hashimoto's.

As for the Hydroxychloroquine and high ESR - my concern would be what's causing the high ESR.  Hydroxychloroquine is, typically, used to treat things like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Both of those would indicate compromised immune system, which would call for getting the vaccine asap.  My daughter has Lupus and her doctor wanted her to get the shot asap since the virus would be harder on her than the vaccine.   She used to be on Hydroxychloroquine, but I'm not sure if she still is.

To be on the safe side, I'd go ahead and make the appointment for the vaccine, but check with my doctor to be certain, in the meantime.  You can always cancel the appointment if your doctor says not to get vaccinated,  
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