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Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?

Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?

Empty stomach & meds: Ibuprofen is known to cause gastritis or stomach upset. Any of the non steroidal anti inflamatory drugs (nsaids) can cause ulcers and should be taken with food. Some people cannot tolerate nsaids at all. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Can I take norgesic on an empty stomach?

Can I take norgesic on an empty stomach?

Yes: Unless you are sensitive to the Aspirin in the medication, there is no reason you can't it on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Do I take the GI cocktail on an empty stomach?

Do I take the GI cocktail on an empty stomach?

Depends on what for: Generally "GI cocktail" is antacid/anti-gas/numbing medicines. Taken when symptoms e.g. heartburn/dyspepsia occur, often to distinguish causes but not as long-term remedy - thus when taken depends more on when sxs than necessarily timing of meals. Would require MD followup esp w Gastroenterologist if persistent to assess causes. Happy to review the details in consultation, if further question ...Read more

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Why should I take thyroid meds on an empty stomache?

Why should I take thyroid meds on an empty stomache?

Absorbtion: Food, fluids other than water and other medications can decrease the absorption of the thyroid medication. ...Read more

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Can I take doxycycline hyclate WITH FOOD?.....or do I absolutely have to take it on an empty stomach? It makes me go into rages on empty stomach.

Can I take doxycycline hyclate WITH FOOD?.....or do I absolutely have to take it on an empty stomach?  It makes me go into rages on empty stomach.

OK with food: Doxycycline absorption from the intestinal tract is not significantly affected by food. In fact, patients often are instructed to take it with food, to prevent symptoms like yours. ...Read more

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Should I take my allergy medicine on an empty stomach, or right after a meal?

Should I take my allergy medicine on an empty stomach, or right after a meal?

It depends on if: How quickly you would like it to work. Most oral medications, if taken after a high fat meal will have a slower onset of action. ...Read more

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Can i take liquor in an empty stomach?

Can i take liquor in an empty stomach?

Yes: A much faster way to absorb the alcohol on an empty stomach. But why? Drunk faster and not recommended. ...Read more

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Hi, my question is. If i take zithromax (4 pills 250mg) on an empty stomach then after taking them have a few crackers will i feel okay? Thank you for your time !

Hi, my question is. If i take zithromax (4 pills 250mg) on an empty stomach then after taking them have a few crackers will i feel okay? Thank you for your time !

Maybe an upset tummy: Zithromax is a good antibiotic for treating a variety of common infections. However, it can cause nausea and tummy gurgling. A few people end up vomiting, while others have some looser stools. Of course, there are also patients who feel fine after taking Zithromax. In general, if one does not vomit out the medication, it will get digested and it will start working against the infection. ...Read more

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Why does Synthroid (thyroxine) have to be taken on an empty stomach? What will happen if it isn't taken on an empty stomach?

Why does Synthroid (thyroxine) have to be taken on an empty stomach? What will happen if it isn't taken on an empty stomach?

May not be absorbed: Thyroid hormone is best taken on an empty stomach and waiting at least 40-60 min before eating. This is to allow it to be absorbed into the body consistently. People who don't do this tend to have fluctuating thyroid levels so that their dosage is constantly changing. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take naproxen on an empty stomach?

Is it ok to take naproxen on an empty stomach?

Yes: It is ok to take it on an empty stomach. If you develop an upset stomach at some point then you may consider taking with food or with a proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more

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What happens if you take trazodone on an empty stomach?

What happens if you take trazodone on an empty stomach?

You absorb less: Trazadone can be taken on an empty stomach, and often is when used as a sleep aid. The absorbtion is higher (you get more medication) if taken with food. See link: http://www.drugs.com/trazodone.html ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant-prenatal vitamins make me vomit. Tried on full or empty stomach- no difference. Should i try and take another one after throwing it up?

6 weeks pregnant-prenatal vitamins make me vomit. Tried on full or empty stomach- no difference. Should i try and take another one after throwing it up?

Hold off: If your pnv makes you nauseous or causes vomiting, hold off until you feel better. The major benefit of pnv are pre-conceptually with Folic Acid helping prevent spinal birth defects among others. There is no benefit to you if you puke every time you take one. You should feel better past 12 weeks or alternatively, try children's chewables or "gummi" vitamins until you feel better. Take care. ...Read more

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Should probiotic taken on empty stomach or after meal for best result?

Should probiotic taken on empty stomach or after meal for best result?

Not entirely clear.: Your question is a good one. Most manufacturers of probiotics simply direct you to take one tablet daily. Others state it should be taken at the start of a meal. In my practice, I have patients take it with food as I see less gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more