I'm taking levothyroxine and a few other medications and vitamins. I'm supposed to take levothyroxine on an empty stomach, so I wait an hour before eating. Does it also have to be an hour before taking other medications?
I take NP Thyroid My endocrinologist says to take on empty stomach with full glass of water wait an hour before eating or drinking anything but water Dr also says not to take vitamins or antacids for 4 hours after taking thyroid med I take my vitamins after dinner now instead of breakfast If you eat or drink before an hour your thyroid med doesn't have time to absorb so it won't work same as not taking it I speak from experience Hope this helps
I wait 4 hours for any other medication or vitamins. Thyroid medication has a very narrow therapeutic index, meaning even the slightest decrease or increases can affect you. Therefore to avoid that i take it by itself, and anything else at least 4 hours away. That’s how I do it.
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