A patient with hypothyroidism is prescribed levothyroxine (Levothroid®) capsules. The nurse reviews administration guidelines with the patient. Which of the following instructions should the nurse include in her teaching?
Select all that apply.
A. Take levothyroxine (Levothroid®) 30-60 minutes before meals.
B. Avoid foods with excess soy and fiber while taking this medication.
C. Take an extra dose of medication if you miss one.
D. You may crush or chew the medication if needed.
E. Take levothyroxine (Levothroid®) with a calcium supplement.