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10 common food and medication interactions to avoid


“There are about a dozen different dosages your doctor can prescribe. That’s because the dosage has to be just right for your thyroid to function correctly,” says Ashley Ellis, PharmD, ImPAcT Program Director at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Food can block absorption of the drug in your small intestine, effectively lowering your dose in a way that will affect your thyroid, she explains. Unfortunately, yes, this includes coffee, too.

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