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    DefaultTiming of Thyroid meds advice please.

    Tessa had been put on Leventa for her low thyroid. I have to give it 2-3 hours prior to feeding and at the same time every day. Every 4 weeks a blood test is taken 4-6 hours after she has had it.


    Most days I am at work until 2 when I come home to walk them. Three days a week I work until 6pm or often later . I feed them when I get home.

    What time do you give the thyroid meds? Does it matter if you give the meds half hour earlier or later sometimes? My vet is away until Monday and want to get it started now.

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    I wouldn't think 30 mins either way is going to matter. I would try to stay as close to two hours as possible but there is no way you can be exact everyday. Do you just feed them once a day? You could still give it to her in the morning and then feed at usual time. I'm guessing the the vet wants you to give it 2-3 hours prior to feeding to make sure she absorbs it and not gets passed through with any food that she would be eating?

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    Mine get it with their meals. But they take a different medication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvBrown View Post
    Mine get it with their meals. But they take a different medication.
    This. When Boomer's thyroid started malfunctioning when she was 16, we put her on Soloxine and I gave it in her meals.



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    Nellie gets Thyroxine twice a day. I just drop it in her food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbrownsmom View Post
    Do you just feed them once a day? You could still give it to her in the morning and then feed at usual time. I'm guessing the the vet wants you to give it 2-3 hours prior to feeding to make sure she absorbs it and not gets passed through with any food that she would be eating?
    I feed them twice a day. At 6am and again around 6- 6.30pm.

    The 2 hours before food I can organise, but to do it so when she has the monthly blood test with 4 to 6 hours (prefer 6 said the vet) is the pest. I took her to work with me so I could give her the meds around 11am thinking in 4 weeks she can have the blood test around 5pm. Got to work and realised the stuff must be kept in the fridge so back home I went and came back home at 11am to give it to her.

    Laura and LuvBrown. I wish he had put her on other meds I could put into her food. He said other meds she would need a very high dose. ?? Do you need to have the 4-6 hours after they have had the meds to do blood tests?

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    Ours get levothyroxine which I think is the generic of soloxine.

    In the beginning, I don't remember the vets ever saying when we had to bring them in for follow up check ups, now they insist that we do a blood draw between 4-6 hours after the pill.

    I have 2 seniors on it. One is set at .7mg 2x daily. The other, a larger boy, was on 1mg 2x daily, but due to weight loss, was now bumped down to .9mg 2x daily.

    I don't know if this is considered high dose or not. It works for us, and the generic pills I get are cheap.

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