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Updated guidelines: Levothyroxine okay at bedtime

KEY POINT

Levothyroxine remains the drug of choice for treating all types of hypothyroidism (i.e., primary or secondary etiologies), according to updated treatment guidelines. Levothyroxine doses should be administered on an empty stomach in the morning 30–60 minutes before breakfast or at bedtime 4 hours after the last meal, authors recommended.