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

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: No

Most endocrinologists feel that it does not matter if you take your thyroid hormone on an empty stomach or with a meal or morning vs evening since even if you absorb a bit less taking it with food, the dosage can be adjusted based on your thyroid tests.
You should however try to be consistent about whether you take well before eating or with food. lf you forget to take it one day take 2 next day

In brief: No

Most endocrinologists feel that it does not matter if you take your thyroid hormone on an empty stomach or with a meal or morning vs evening since even if you absorb a bit less taking it with food, the dosage can be adjusted based on your thyroid tests.
You should however try to be consistent about whether you take well before eating or with food. lf you forget to take it one day take 2 next day
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: No

30 minute wait is sufficient.

In brief: No

30 minute wait is sufficient.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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