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These studies were conducted with levothyroxine, a synthetic form of the long-acting T4/thyroxine thyroid hormone. This form of the hormone must first be converted in the body to the active form (T3), and this can take days. Thyroid drugs that contain T3—such as Cytomel , and the natural desiccated thyroid drugs like Nature-throid and Armour Thyroid—are used directly by the body within hours. These drugs were not evaluated in the study, and it's not known if medications containing T3, or natural desiccated thyroid drugs would be better absorbed at night.