I am taking Kanchnar Guggul to reduce my TSH levels and have been trying to conceive for three years. Should I continue this medication until I conceive?

Q. Can I continue taking Kanchnar Guggulu to reduce TSH levels if I am planning to conceive?

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Dr. Alka
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This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 06, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am trying to conceive for the past three years and have had little fluctuations in TSH levels. I consulted an ayurvedic doctor and he suggested eating spinach early morning daily, and now my TSH level is around borderline value (4.5 mlU/L). I do not want to take any hormone tablets for life long. Please advise if I have to continue taking Kanchnar Guggulu until I conceive. I am also taking some homeopathy medicines and have a normal ovulation cycle. Kindly help.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query and understand your concern. Kanchnar Guggulu tablet is a traditional classic polyherbal formulation used to treat hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalances, and swellings. But there is a process to take it. You should not swallow it; you must chew it rather. You cannot take it for a long time because it has guggul, as the name advised, and it has some long-term side effects. Avoid using the Kanchnar Guggulu tablet during pregnancy. So if you are trying to conceive, then stop taking it.

I suggest you follow these measures (consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them and take medicines with their consent). Take two tablets of Kanchnar Guggulu (Kanchanar, Haritaki, Bibhitaka) for two months with lukewarm water and chew them properly. Take two capsules of Giloy twice daily with water after food for two months. After two months, repeat your thyroid function test. If it is normal, then you can start trying for pregnancy. Avoid taking Kanchanar Guggulu tablets during pregnancy. Start walking daily, at least 30 to 60 minutes daily. Avoid excessive tea, coffee, and caffeinated drinks because they can also lead to the immature growth of follicles. During pregnancy, check your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels regularly. If the levels fluctuate during pregnancy, you will need hormonal therapy to maintain your baby's well-being. I hope you understand my advice. After two months, consult a nearby Ayurveda physician or me regarding improvement and further management.

Thank you.

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