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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)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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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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How long should the last meal be for pills required to be taken on a "empty stomach" ?

How long should the last meal be for pills required to be taken on a "empty stomach" ?

How to take meds: Best to take one hour before a meal or 3-4 hours after meals. ...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