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Can anyone taking 75 mg of Synthroid eat grapefruit?

Can anyone taking 75 mg of Synthroid eat grapefruit?

Yes: But thyroid is ideally taken in the morning an hour before eating anything. ...Read more

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I take Synthroid in am before breakfast. Are there any foods I should be avoiding? What about lemon water , grapefruit, walnuts , milk, any worries?

I take Synthroid in am before breakfast. Are there any foods I should be avoiding? What about lemon water , grapefruit, walnuts , milk, any worries?

Synthroid: You should wait about an hour after you take your synthroid or it won't be properly absorbed. You may be better off taking it at bed-time - about an hour after a snack. Your food and drink list sounds just fine. ...Read more

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Can i eat black walnuts while taking synthroid? I usually wait an hour after taking it to eat anything but I am confused as to whether it's ok to eat

Can i eat black walnuts while taking synthroid? I usually wait an hour after taking it to eat anything but I am confused as to whether it's ok to eat

Wait an hour.: Since some foods interfere with the efficient absorption of thyroid hormone, it is best to adopt the general rule of waiting an hour after a dose of synthroid before eating. ...Read more

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Do you really need to eat an hour after you take synthroid?

Do you really need to eat an hour after you take synthroid?

30 min may suffice: If there is conflict in am, you can take at bedtime as shown in a recent study in a thyroid journal. ...Read more

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Can i take Synthroid first thing in morning, wait 30 min, take zantac, wait 30 min, eat then pray for no morning sickness? Anyone has a better timing?

Can i take Synthroid first thing in morning, wait 30 min, take zantac, wait 30 min, eat then pray for no morning sickness? Anyone has a better timing?

Yes: That timing is appropriate for the medications. The other otc medications that can be used for morning sickness in pregnancy are benadryl, doxylamine, and vit b6. Your OB doctor would also be able to offer more suggestions, and you should discuss this with them. ...Read more

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Will I be able to eat foods with added calcium, iron and magnesium if I'm on synthroid?

Food and thyroid...: You can eat any kind of food if taking Synthroid as long as you take this tablet away from all food and all medications. I highly recommend for it to be taken in the middle of the night so you are sure nothing interferes with its absoprtion. Once absobed - typically in one hour - then any food will not affect this medication. ...Read more

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