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seekeerz | 22:49 Sun 19th May 2019 | Body & Soul
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How soon after taking medication on an empty stomach, half an hour before eating, could you drink a cup of tea ( with milk and sugar ) .....how close to 'food' would this be ??

OH takes a tablet for reduced thyroid activity each morning, and would like any thoughts on this....

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Could he not have it with his food, Steff.
To be on the safe side, I would not take anything, solid or liquid, for one half hour after taking the pill
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I tend to agree with you, sanmac, his system is unsettled at the best of times and this might add to it.

Hi Tony, this all happens fairly early in the morning and he usually goes back to bed for a while before we have breakfast.
Hi Tony, this all happens fairly early in the morning and he usually goes back to bed for a while before we have breakfast.

I see, so I'm guessing that he'd like to take a cup of tea back to bed with him then, Steff.
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Hi Sam, and thanks for the link, should have googled it shouldn't I :))
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He would indeed !! But we'll err on the side of caution then, Tony :))
Don't blame you with this, Steff.
Off the top of my head, I cannot think of any medications that need to be taken on an empty stomach, but if you want to be fanatical about it then the time lapse is about an hour and a half,although this gives a chance of forgetting your medication, which is far worse than the timing.
as for thyroxine.....it doesn't matter......take it at the same time every day. morning is the usual time but now there seems to be murmurings in some medical quarters about taking thyroxine before bedtime.
I pay little attention to these "murmurings"

Routine, some tablets, same time every day.....is the watchword.
I take thyroxine each morning with a cup of cold water. Then, I have a cup of hot water and by the time I have sipped the hot water and faffed about in the kitchen, I can have a cup of tea.

I don't eat until much later though.
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Thanks everyone for the input, I'll let him read all the replies and let him decide for himself ...probably the best way to go :)

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