Going on the assumption you're taking Synthroid, if you take your pill an hour before you eat, it should be well-absorbed before breakfast. If you eat breakfast first and *then* take your pill, then the absorption of your medication can be affected by calcium (and other things).
From the Synthroid.com website:
Take Synthroid on an empty stomach. It's best to take it 30 to 60 minutes before eating breakfast. Some people find it helpful to take Synthroid first thing in the morning.
Take Synthroid alone. Do not take Synthroid within 4 hours of ingesting medications, supplements, or foods that may interact with Synthroid. Antacids, iron, and calcium supplements, dietary fiber, soy, and even walnuts can affect your body's absorption of Synthroid. Talk to your doctor to learn more.
Incidentally, dairy isn't the only culprit to interfere with medication uptake. Many leafy greens (kale, spinach, beet greens) are high in calcium. Not to mention the "goiterogenic" foods (soy, cruciferous vegetables).
So your best bet really is to take it either well before breakfast (30-60 min), or well after dinner (at least 4 hours).
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