Have been on Synthroid for 5 days now and I wanted to know if I can drink milk right away after dose or wait? I thought it was waiting 4 hours? I took mymeds today at 6:15am and had a bowl of cereal and glass of milk around 10am.
The rule is to take your pill first thing in the morning with 8 oz. of water. Wait an hour before eating or taking ANY other meds. Wait at least four hours before taking vitamins and supplements. Certain meds should be spaced hours away from thyroid meds.
Those are the guidelines. What you do from there is up to you. Any deviation may change the absorbtion rate, which will change the med level required.
Do what you do consistantly.
My personal opinion, which may be all wrong, is that milk coats your stomach and may affect absorbtion considerably. But I may be totally off base with that assumption.
You *can* take Synthroid at night. In fact, at least one study showed that it actually works better if you do. As AR-10 says, just maintain the "nothing two hours before/one hour after" rule in terms of food and make sure you don't take it too closely before/after other medications that might interfere with absorption.
Question about when to take meds... Why is better to take at night vs the morning?? Whats the difference? I mean if we are to get symptoms from the meds, arent they going to affect whether we take morning vs night? Or are we taking about sleeping better?
I have been sleeping fine and I take in the morning at 6:15am everyday at the same time.
I guess I just dont get that logic.. But I'm open to learn!!!
For years I have set my phone to vibrate for two hours before getting up. I also have my pill and a bottle of water on my bedside table. When the phone vibrates I turn it off, take my pill and go back to sleep. That has worked great for me.
I did not think about it for a long time but lately I have been wondering about the calcium in the milk interfering with the levothyroxine. I do hold off on my calcium supplement for 4 hr afterward or any other supplements. I keep forgetting to ask my doc though. will see her again in Feb. so hope i remember to ask her then.
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