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How To Take Your Thyroid Hormone Replacement Medication

Timing, Interactions With Foods and Drugs

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Updated June 03, 2014

Whether you take a levothyroxine drug like Synthroid, or a natural thyroid medication like Armour Thyroid, it's important that you know how to take your thyroid medication properly. Helpful information including the timing of your medication, interactions with foods, drugs and supplements are covered, as well as creative ways to remember to take your thyroid medication.

How To Take Your Thyroid Medication

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A quick "how-to" guide offers pointers on how to properly take your thyroid medication.

Should You Take Your Thyroid Medication at Night?

While the standard recommendation is to take thyroid hormone replacement medication in the morning, research now suggests that taking levothyroxine at bedtime may be better for some patients.

Should You Take Your Thyroid Hormone With Food Or On An Empty Stomach?

It's important that you properly absorb your thyroid medication, to ensure the best possible effectiveness. To aid in absorption, should you take your medication with food, or on an empty stomach?

Frequently Asked Questions about Food, Drug and Supplement Interactions

A look at how to take your thyroid medication, the best time of day to take it, the impact of a high-fiber diet, iodine and kelp, goitrogenic foods, antacids, calcium, iron, antidepressants, and more.

10 Creative Ways to Remember to Take Your Thyroid Pill

When you're on thyroid hormone replacement drugs, your continued health depends on taking the prescribed thyroid drugs daily, as prescribed by your doctor. Even a day or two's failure to take thyroid medications can throw off your treatment regimen, cause fluctuations in your TSH level and symptoms, and have an effect on your overall health. That is why it is critical that you remember to take your thyroid medicine daily -- and ideally at the same time(s) every day, as recommended by your doctor. Here are some tips on how to remember to take your thyroid medication.

How to Properly Take Levoxyl

Levoxyl has different properties than its chief competitor, Synthroid, and the FDA and the drug's manufacturer have issued special guidelines on how to take it properly.
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