The advantage of a sugar coated tablet vs. a film coating is that the sugar coating does not need to be digested in the stomach. The sugar coated tablet can pass directly to the small intestine where it is absorbed into the blood stream. Since digestion by the stomach is not necessary, it reduces irritation as well as acid production that can cause denaturing of the thyogobulin proteins and detrimental effects
in some individuals.
Thyroid should be taken with water on an empty stomach, preferably 30 minutes before a meal. The dose of Thyroid that you take should be as recommended by your doctor. The usual starting dose is 30 mg Thyroid, with increments of 15 mg every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the levels of T3 and T4 measured in the blood during treatment, so blood monitoring is important while you are taking Thyroid. It usually takes several weeks to see normal levels of blood thyroid hormone levels after starting treatment and you may need to take Thyroid for the rest of your life.
If you miss a dose of Thyroid take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
Since Thyroid tablets are used to replace a thyroid hormone deficiency this is a long-term treatment and may be for the rest of your life.
Keep your Thyroid 60mg tablets in the bottle until it is time to take one. Store in a cool dry place away from light where the temperature stays below 25°C.