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Can Armour thyroid be taken on an empty stomach?

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Dr. Ralph Chambers

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I take armour thyroid and do i need to take it an hour before I eat, like synthroid? And is it important to take it with a full glass of water?
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Answered by Dr. Ralph Chambers 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello. It should be taken on an empty stomach

Detailed Answer:
Hello. The best way to take Armour thyroid is first thing in the morning with a full glass of water and to wait an hour before eating. If that's not convenient for you, it needs to be taken one hour before or two hours after eating to ensure full absorption.

Please let me know if you need any more information.
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