A member asked:

Can you tell me exactly when is the best time to take my thyroid medicines and my vitamins?

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Dr. Susan Wingo answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

This is a very important question to ask your doctor, because different docs have slightly different ideas on this. Ideally, thyroid hormone should be taken on an empty stomach - at least 2 hours after and 1 hour before eating, and at least 1-2 hours away from any source of iron or calcium. That can be hard and cause ppl to miss pills. Some docs are more flexible on these guidelines than others.

Answered Sep 6, 2013



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