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Old 04-22-2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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levothyrexine and coffee

Does anyone know if its ok to drink a cup of coffee about an hour after I take my levothyrexine? I didn't know if it would affect the outcome of my medication. I love my coffee and I have been drinking coffee every morning after taking my med. Thank you! Carisa

 
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:46 PM   #2
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Re: levothyrexine and coffee

i dont think coffee will affect the absorption of your levothyroxine. i have not heard anyone say coffee was one of those things to avoid in that 4 hour window after taking thyroid hormones. i could be wrong so lets see what others may say.


 
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Re: levothyrexine and coffee

Coffee an hour after levoT is perfectly fine. I normally have coffee with non-dairy creamer a half hour after my med, and it doesn't seem to hurt anything. Sometimes, I even have black coffee immediately afterward. No problem.

 
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Re: levothyrexine and coffee

Oh good, that's what I was hoping you guys would say. Thanks

 
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Re: levothyrexine and coffee

I wash my levo down with my 2nd cup of early morning coffee (maybe not a good thing but would probably forget to take my meds without the caffeine surge lol)

 
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Re: levothyrexine and coffee

I have continued the coffee habit unabated--I get the coffeemaker going when I take my Synthroid. Since I drink it black I don't wait at all but since it's hot at first the amount I actually drink prior to the 30 minute wait time is negligible.

 
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Re: levothyrexine and coffee

Well thank God because this fatique without my caffeine would be pretty bad! LOL

 
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Re: levothyrexine and coffee

FYI: IF you are taking calcium, caffeine interfers with the absorption of it. Also, wait at least 4 hrs after your thyroid meds before taking calcium.
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Re: levothyrexine and coffee

Every morning I take my levoxyl with a 1/2 glass of water. I immediately pour a cup of coffee with nondairy coffee creamer and 1 tsp. of sugar. This coffee creamer does have soy in it.

It has not made any difference in the way I feel, which is very good, and getting better.

Also, I have read that things must pass through the small intestine to be absorbed into the body.

I have tried sublingual method, but did realize that all of it ends up in the saliva. The saliva gets swallowed, and everything ends up in your stomach.

Maybe the coffee causes it to absorb faster.
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