I want to get back on my multivitamins and read that iron, calcium, magnesium could hinder the absorption of Levothyroxine (aka Synthroid). Does anyone have one they take that DOESN'T have that?
According to the Levothyroxine site, IF you take that sumpliment, it should be 4 hrs before or after your thyroid meds.
Anyone have experience with what to take or schedule to take? They also warn against antacids, which I do occasionally take at night (since I didn't know they were an issue). I need to look for some that don't have aluminum or magnesium, appartently.
I take the thyroid pill in the morning and my vitamin after lunch and all good. I've only felt anything when taking iron close to it. I also avoid antihistamines and decongestants. Some give you an odd reaction.
I, personally, believe that my supplements and meds schedule should fit my lifestyle, if it's possible to arrange it. I take my thyroid meds first thing in the morning, with a full glass of water. I then take my multivitamin when I eat breakfast, about 45 min later. I've been doing this for 15 years, so at this point, my thyroid medication dosage has been adjusted to meet the needs of my lifestyle. My blood test results have been very consistent over the past few years. If I ever change my 'routine,' it's possible that I'll need to adjust my medication dosage, but right now, I have a schedule that works for me.
I guess I didn't read my directions closely enough. I take my thyroid meds first thing with a glass of water. It's probably around 2-2.5 hours later (after workout, breakfast and shower) that I take my multi. No problems in two years... I agree with the last post--whenever possible, meds should fit my life!
I typically take my Synthroid first thing in the morning and my multivitamin at night. I also sometimes need antacids at night, so this schedule works well. I have found that some of the gummy vitamins don't have calcium or iron, but they still have magnesium so can interfere. The best thing is to just offset your schedule for taking them.