(In this article I will address thyroid medications for hypothyroidsm only. Hyperthyroidism medications are not included here).
Before breakfast or at bedtime?
If you have been recommended supplemental thyroid hormones, you have probably been asked to take it first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Then wait for at least half an hour to one hour before enjoying that wonderful cup of tea or coffee. When do you have breakfast? (If you are still eating breakfast!) But you are in a rush to leave for work. You don’t have time! So what happens? You end up missing your medications!
In this article I will address the following:
- Should you take your thyroid medications before breakfast or at bedtime?
- Food, supplements and medicines that may interfere with the absorption of thyroid medication.