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Taken Empty Stomach
Yes and yes but...: Turmeric is perfectly fine to take on an empty stomach but some people might have stomach upset with it, in which case you should take it with food. It can be taken raw, but is better absorbed when combined with oils & fats. Curcumin is an important component. Meriva is a patented curcumin extract which is combined with phosphotidylcholine & is up to 26 times better absorbed than plain curcumin. ...Read more
See Your Doctor Now: In general, giving cold and cough medications to young children without prior examination by a doctor is not recommended. Be aware that young children have limited communication skills and cues to severity of illness can be missed. There are numerous causes for cough. A thorough medical history and physical exam is necessary for correct diagnosis and treatment. See your child's doctor now. ...Read more
Nexium: Nexium should be taken 1 hour before a meal. Per Jen Marsico, RPh: "when Nexium is taken with food, it is less available to the body." See: http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/drugs/nexium. Take as directed. ...Read more
Does honey with warm water if taken empty stomach early morning on a regular basis leads to constipation?
Don't "detox"!!!: This has been addressed many times on Healthtap, & the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! It doen't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" the liver or colon. Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. What are your supposed toxins? Pull prior healthtap answers on this subject & please don't cleanse! ...Read more
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
Can too much tea and sugar cause hems to get worse and bleed? Especially taken an empty stomach? I have read where caffeine is not good for them.
Prenatal vitamins (2tabs)citranatal 90 dha packaging says"take on empty stomach".Which tablet is supposed to be taken on empty stomach? Vitamins or dha?
Can taking ritalin (methylphenidate) or fluvoxamine (faverin) after eating minimize their effectivity? If taken on empty stomach, is it better?
For best absorption, I took D3 supplement tab with full fatty meal. Does carlson vit D3 drops need that also or could it be taken on empty stomach.?
No food needed: It can be taken with or without food. ...Read more
? Ampyra (dalfampridine): You could use with or without food twice daily, but some patients do have mild GI upset. Hopefully drug will assist. Note you do not list your meds, and not clear if you have been diagnosed as secondary progressive. Might discuss management with your neurologist, as multiple interventions may help. ...Read more
How to take meds: Best to take one hour before a meal or 3-4 hours after meals. ...Read more
It doesn't matter: There is no reason a drug in the barbiturate class can't be taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more
Should flomax (tamsulosin) be taken on an empty stomach what? What is considered an empty stomach?
Should flomax (tamsulosin) norbactin and tramacet be taken on an empty stomach what? What is considered an empty stomach?
Should probiotics be taken on an empty stomach or with a meal? The bottle reads with a meal, the health store owner says empty stomach.
Directions: It probably isn't crucial when you take probiotics, but when in doubt follow the directions on the bottle. ...Read more
I know that Levothyroxine must be taken on an empty stomach, but is it better taken at night before bed or in the a.m. when first waking up?
Better: One hour before other medications and food. I prefer my patients take as soon as they get up before morning hygiene and breakfast but it could also be taken in the night ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) seems more effective to me when taken on an empty stomach. Is there truth to this? I know it's definitely true with alcohol on 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
When I take vitamins that say to be taken on an empty stomach or between meals, how long do I wait to take them after & between food?
It depends but...: The time it takes our stomachs to empty after meals is variable & depends on what we eat, but I advise waiting at least 2 hours after a meal; if it was a big meal & your stomach feels full 2 hours after eating then wait longer. After taking it is generally ok to eat 45 minutes to 1 hour later. Empty stomachs enhance absorption of certain supps but they're still somewhat absorbed after meals too. ...Read more
Is oxycodone taken on an empty stomach harmful to the body in any way? Just oxycodone by itself, no acetaminophen.
Opiates side effects: Oxycodone is used for pain. Some people get nausea if taking on an empty stomach. Many people develop constipation after a few doses. It can make you feel sleepy. It should not be taken with other medications that can make you sleepy or alcohol as it can cause death. This occurs because like other opiates it suppresses the breathing mechanism. Talk to your doctor to see if this is right for you. ...Read more