Top 20 Doctor insights on: Turmeric capsules on an 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
Can fennel seeds burn your mouth and tongue or is it the turmeric in my tea? I think it's fennel, they are natural cultural remedy for gasey stomach.
Foeniculum vulgare: Precautions /risks when taking fennel (foeniculum vulgare): avoid in pregnancy or small children; avoid if allergic or known celery allergy; check sugar content if diabetic. Folk uses: dyspepsia, fullness, flatulence, stimulates GI motility or antispasmodic in high doses; secretolytic action in respiratory tract. It is always best to see your doctor however rather than self medicate ; suffer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
500mg flucloxacillin capsules, one tablet four times a day on empty stomach…how much time in between each tablet? 16 years old.
Divide: Figure out your awake hours and divide by 4 pills. An example : 7 am, noon, 5 pm and 10 pm. Remember to take them before meals so they are on empty stomach. ...Read more
The most effective way to take flucloxaillin capsules? Will it be less effective if I'm on other medication & take it when I'm not on an empty stomach
Flucloxacillin: It is best to take flucloxacillin 30 minutes before meals or 2 hours after for maximum absorption. It is also advisable not to co-administer at the same time with multivitamins containing minerals, calcium pills etc. Other drugs such as tetracycline and proton pump inhibitors may decrease its efficacy. ...Read more
Depends on Med: Painkillers generally involve narcotics &/or anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) or acetominophen. On an empty stomach, these may be absorbed more quickly BUT, NSAIDS can cause stomach irritation, gastritis, ulceration.Narcotics slow down the bowel, so constipation may be enhanced with bloating & discomfort. Be cautious when taking any of these, esp. NSAIDS without food. ...Read more
Should be OK: But sometimes taking antibiotics on an empty stomach produces more GI side-effects than when taken with food. Will affect absorption negatively with food, but generally not significantly. If you can tolerate it without food that is a better decision. ...Read more
Absorption: Some claim that food can interfere with mtx absorption but I have read numerous articles to say that mtx can be taken with food. The usual case is that higher doses (chemotherapy) are usually taken on an empty stomach and lower doses (such as those used in rheumatoid arthritis) can be taken with or without food. ...Read more
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