Interesting new post from The Happy Hospitalist blog:
How should I take my thyroid medication? I helped answer that reader’s question last year. Well, new research backs up my response. As someone who takes levothyroxine, I found this new research comforting. You can take thyroid medication in the evening instead of the morning. Most folks are taught to take their thyroid medication in the morning on an empty stomach and to wait at least one hour to eat after taking their thyroid medication. That means breakfast has to wait…A new prospective randomized crossover trial in the Archives of Internal Medicine (Arch Intern Med 2010;170:1996-2003 ) suggests taking levothyroxine or Synthroid on an empty stomach at night is just fine and free thyroxine levels actually increase with this practice. And patientsdon’t have to wait for breakfast.
For the complete blog post, see: Can I Take Thyroid Medication (Levothyroxine, Synthroid) At Night Instead In The Morning?
Originally posted 2011-04-04 12:00:00.