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14765557 tn?1436375198

Thyroid Autoimmune T3/T4 medication question

I have to take my pill twice a day, once when I wake up  45 minutes before I eat, then again in the day. My doctor didn't specify how long I should wait again to take the pill again, but it makes me really hungry so I generally eat small things throughout the day. How long should I wait after eating breakfast to take the medication again?
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What medication are you taking?
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14765557 tn?1436375198
t just says t3/t4 em4 caps
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Not familiar with that one.  Could it be a compounded timed release med with both T4 and T3?
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14765557 tn?1436375198
i guess their mixed together but yeah thats all it says
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14765557 tn?1436375198
theyre**
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T3 has a half life of less than a day so it mas effect in about 3-4 hours and then diminishes over the next 3-4 hours.  So it is best to take split any T3 med into two doses and take half in the morning and half in the early afternoon.  That evens out the effect over the day.
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14765557 tn?1436375198
so after i take the first pill and eat after 45 minute i should wait 3-4 hours to take it again?
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If your med is truly a timed release compound of T4/T3 then someone should have given you some idea of how long to delay the second dose.  Lacking that I would just take the second pill about an hour after eating lunch.  That way it works best for both the T3 and T4.

Just for info, most of us taking T3 meds find that splitting the dose as described works adequately and we don't have to bear the cost of compounding a timed release form.  
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