With In-Home Care in San Diego County, Can I Take Thyroid Medication (Levothyroxine, Synthroid) At Night Instead In The Morning?

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.

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Tim Colling
Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.
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