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Does coffee really interfere with thyroid medication absorption?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Yes

Yes, a recent study done by an italian group and published in thyroid journal showed up to 35% reduction in thyroid level absorption if thyroxine was taken with coffee.

In brief: Yes

Yes, a recent study done by an italian group and published in thyroid journal showed up to 35% reduction in thyroid level absorption if thyroxine was taken with coffee.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Ideally wait 2 hours before having any food or drink after taking your levothyrixine.
You do not have to take it in the morning however. Pick a time of day that works best for you, for instance- before bed (just wait at least one hour after your last meal).

In brief: Yes

Ideally wait 2 hours before having any food or drink after taking your levothyrixine.
You do not have to take it in the morning however. Pick a time of day that works best for you, for instance- before bed (just wait at least one hour after your last meal).
Dr. Mark Burke
Dr. Mark Burke
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