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A 31-year-old 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
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Ask your doctor: 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.

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