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How Long To Wait To Eat After Taking Levothyroxine
I eat right and exercise. Found out hypothyroid. When I start taking levothyroxine will I begin to lose weight if so how long does it take to start?
You may: Lose some weight over the next several weeks. ...Read more
I had a thyroidectomy 6/26/17. I'm on levothyroxine 125mcg. They told me to take it first thing in the a.m. How long should I wait to have breakfast?
Thyroid: I would read the directions on the bottle and the hand out they gave you. Most wait 30 min. But discuss with your team. ...Read more
Minimum 30 min: Preferably 45-60min.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long after eating does someone have to wait before taking levothyroxine. In other words, what's the definition of an empty stomach?
No soy no iron: Although the packaging for levothyroxine says to take it on an empty stomach for many people its not possible to do that and take it consistently each day. As long as you take it at a consistent time and don't take it with soy or with iron which will interfere with its absorption it is fine to take it with breakfast or before bed without being strictly fasting. Just get labs checked after change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i take levothyroxine first thing am? How long do I need to wait to take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR (150mg) and clonazepam (.5mg) before i leave for work? Thx :)
Yes....: ...The levothyroxine ( synthroid) is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach about 30 to 60 minutes before eating breakfast. Ideally you would take the Effexor (venlafaxine) xr with breakfast and the Clonazepam could be with breakfast as well if you take it on a regular basis. But if you are still feeling so tired, make sure you are getting your blood checked regularly, see your dr to discuss all factors. ...Read more
Yes: But T4 is best taken while fasting before meals, no matter what you're eating. ...Read more
Thyroid Treatment: Nope. This is a drug you will take for the rest of your life. It is as close to being on the real thing as there is in medicine. ...Read more
Do I have to wait an hour before eating after taking my 50mcg of levothyroxine? Can't I just wait a half hour?
Levothyroxine: Why not just take it a bedtime! ...Read more
Levothyroxine: If your current dose of levothyroxine is causing you to have a high thyroid level and getting symptoms I suggest you stop for a day or two and then re-start with half the original dose. To be sure you should have your doctor check your thyroid levels every three to six months. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Levothyroxine (T4) takes about 5-6 weeks to get to equilibrium state in your blood. Biological effects may be felt sooner than that, of course, but in terms of lab testing after starting or changing a dose, you need to wait about 6 weeks to test when the dose is at equilibrium in the blood. T4 works by regulating gene expression; DNA to RNA to protein and the proteins affect tissue function ...Read more
Levothyroxine: The list of "conditions" you report is very important. The irregular periods needs to be resolved by your doctor. Attention deficit disorder, and fetal alcohol syndrome is an indication that you should see a Psychologist. That will put you on the path to marked recovery from your current issues. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
How long can I survive without my levothyroxine? Have had only one pill in over a week and only 3 the week before that week.
No levothyroxine.: At least a year or maybe two. ...Read more
Can I take a BCAA supplement shortly after taking my Levothyroxine or do I have to wait the 45-60 minutes?
Wait: Should wait 1 hour after taking L-thyroxine before eating or taking other medication to allow for full absorption. ...Read more
Be careful.: You must be very careful with this drug, as it can cause heart failure and other things if given in too large a dose. Overdose can show effects as long as 6 - 11 days aftter ingestion, so you really should take it easy until your thyroid level in in the normal range and stays there. Your doctor will want to see you often for level checks and dose adjustment, so talk to him/her for the best time. ...Read more
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