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Synthroid Dosage

General Dosing Information

Considerations for people taking Synthroid include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken once a day in the morning.
     
  • It is best to take your Synthroid dosage on an empty stomach 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast.
     
  • If necessary (such as for young children), the tablet may be crushed and mixed with one or two teaspoons of water. This mixture must be taken immediately (it should not be stored).
     
  • Try to take Synthroid at the same time each day to keep an even level in your blood.
     
  • Your healthcare provider will adjust your dosage of Synthroid based on certain blood tests. Be sure to tell him or her if you have missed any of your doses, as this may affect any dose adjustments.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Synthroid will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with this drug, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking this medicine without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     
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