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Can termeric be taken empty stomach and can it be taken raw?

Can termeric be taken empty stomach and can it be taken raw?

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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Can prospane cough syrup be taken empty stomach by a three years old boy?

Can prospane cough syrup be taken empty stomach by a three years old boy?

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

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Is it ok to tale Nexium with food or it must always be taken empty stomach?

Is it ok to tale Nexium with food or it must always be taken empty stomach?

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

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Should a 5 years old take Amoxicillin with food or can it also be taken empty stomach?

Should a 5 years old take Amoxicillin with food or can it also be taken empty stomach?

Either way is OK: It won't make any difference either way. Amoxicillin is well absorbed and works equally well either with food or on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Does honey with warm water if taken empty stomach early morning on a regular basis leads to constipation?

Does honey with warm water if taken empty stomach early morning on a regular basis leads to constipation?

No: If anything it should make you more regular because the increase in sugar should lead to more fluid into the intestines. But, I suspect it has no affect on your bowel habits. ...Read more

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Should slim tea be taken in empty stomach?

Should slim tea be taken in empty stomach?

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

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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

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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.

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.

Sort of...: Caffeine is bad for hemorrhoids only in the sense that it can cause upset or more frequent bowel movements, which can make it harder for hemorrhoids to heal when inflamed. Probably best to hold off when they're inflamed, and concentrate on good, healthy, high fiber diet. ...Read more

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Should fampyra be taken on an empty stomach?

Should fampyra be taken on an empty stomach?

? 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

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Can glumetza be taken on an empty stomach?

Can glumetza be taken on an empty stomach?

Possibly, but: Generally recommended to be taken with evening meal. Although low blood sugar levels r uncommon with metformin, can occur with strenuous activity or insufficient food intake or if being taken with other diabetes meds that r more often associated w/ hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Should flomax (tamsulosin) be taken on an empty stomach what? What is considered an empty stomach?

Should flomax (tamsulosin) be taken on an empty stomach what? What is considered an empty stomach?

Full stomach: Flomax (tamsulosin) should ideally be taken on a full stomach, 30 minutes after eating. Preferably after the same meal every day. ...Read more

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Can misoprostol be taken on an empty stomach??

Can misoprostol be taken on an empty stomach??

Yes: It can be taken on an empty stomach. You did not mention why you were given this medication. Please confirm the instructions for use with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone 5/325 be taken on an empty stomach?

Can oxycodone 5/325 be taken on an empty stomach?

Medication: Yes, oxycodone may be taken without food. Some patients report nausea without food (yoghurt, milk, crackers). ...Read more

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Should flomax (tamsulosin) norbactin and tramacet 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?

No: Tamsulosin is meant to be taken 30 mins after the same meal everyday. Unless specified that you have to take without eating you can and should take medicine after having some food as medicine on an empty stomach, meaning you haven't eaten in several hours, can be upsetting. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Rapid absorption: Xanax (alprazolam) is absorbed in the stomach pretty quickly. It is probably absorbed more rapidly when the stomach is empty. Same is true for alcohol. ...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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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?

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

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Is oxycodone taken on an empty stomach harmful to the body in any way? Just oxycodone by itself, no acetaminophen.

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

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What will happen if by mistake my 20yr old son has taken lobazam 2.5mg empty stomach and going to college.

What will happen if by mistake my 20yr old son has taken lobazam 2.5mg empty stomach and going to college.

Benzodiazepine: It may cause drowsiness since it is a tranquilizer, he should not drive or operate machinery till the drug wears off @8-12 hours, . ...Read more

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