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Thyroxine - Day or night?

Hi I'm new on here and was wondering what people think about what time of day to take their Thyroxine as some say at night before bed and some say in the morning before breakfast. What does everyone think? I'm currently taking it at night but I like a snack in the evening so wondered if this wasn't a good idea as it's not on an empty stomach?

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thegregs52,

For maximum absorption you should leave 2 hours after eating to take Levothyroxine. Some people regularly get up during the night to go to the bathroom. That can be a good time to take Levothyroxine. If you can't observe the above then take Levothyroxine in the morning with water one hour before breakfast/tea/coffee.

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