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Old 07-28-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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When is the best time of day to take synthroid?

So, my RE put me on synthroid because we are trying to have another baby soon...yay! I hopefully see a light at the end of the tunnel! What is the best time of day to take it? I'm on iron, selenium, and folic acid...does it matter if I take it together or should I space them out?

 
Old 07-28-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: When is the best time of day to take synthroid?

I was told by my doctor to take the Synthroid at night and not to take any other meds/vits with it. I usually take it before I go to sleep and to make sure I do not eat 2 hrs before taking the Synthroid and to wait 1 hr afterwards before eating.

 
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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Re: When is the best time of day to take synthroid?

I was told to take mine first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.. I take my vitamins at night before bed.
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Re: When is the best time of day to take synthroid?

Usually (almost always) it's taken first thing in the morning. If one takes it in the evening there usually is some special reason.

 
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Re: When is the best time of day to take synthroid?

The manufacturer and conventional medical wisdom says to take it without food or other medicines 1/2 - 1 hour before breakfast. That's when the maximum absorption will take place. Taking it when food is present in the gut can reduce absorption up to 40%. Taking it with iron, calcium, or estrogen-containing meds reduces absorption even more radically. It's safest to take these at least 4 hours apart from the Synthroid.

I don't understand why countrycarole's MD would tell her differently.

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