Hypothyroid Medication During Ramadan
By Nabta Team
During Ramadan, the metabolism of the thyroid hormone could be affected by multiple factors – prolonged fasting, heavy meals, and altered sleep cycles. It is recommended that hypothyroid women take their thyroxine pill in the early morning 30 minutes before Sehr. However, sometime it’s not practical as that means waking earlier than usual for the morning meal. An alternate is to take the thyroxine at bedtime on empty stomach as it found to be just as effective in treating hypothyroidism.