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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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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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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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Is it bad to take medicine on an empty stomach?

Is it bad to take medicine on an empty stomach?

It depends: Some medicines actually work best if taken without food. Follow instructions on the packaging and i f you are still not certain, consult your pharmacist or your prescribing doctor. ...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 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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Is it ok to take naproxen on an empty stomach?

No: It is more likely to cause serious GI irritation if taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get acid reflux from taking Zyrtec on a empty stomach? When I take it with food it's been okay.

Is it possible to get acid reflux from taking Zyrtec on a empty stomach? When I take it with food it's been okay.

Not reflux,: but could be an indication of irritation/inflammation of the lining of the esophagus or stomach. Chasing the dose with a glass of water and with food in the stomach would minimize this. If the discomfort is frequent, be sure to discuss with your doctor and check labels for any otc medications that can worsen the problem. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg morning or night and should you take it on an empty stomach?

When is the best time to take Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg morning or night and should you take it on an empty stomach?

It depends: Some people find that Lexapro (escitalopram) is sedating; those do best taking it at night. For others though, Lexapro (escitalopram) is not sedating. They can take it in the morning, preferably with food to avoid potential GI issues like nausea, etc. If your own doctor has a preferred dosing schedule, follow that. ...Read more

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Im taking antibiotics to treat intestine infection. I take the meds with food but still have upset stomach during the day. Help!?

Im taking antibiotics to treat intestine infection. I take the meds with food but still have upset stomach during the day. Help!?

Can happen!: Unfortunately this can happen to many. Try taking carafate (sucralfate) during the day (several hours before your antibiotic dose. This can help. It is not issues related to stomach acid, so zantac, prilosec, and antacids would not help. Pepto-bismol might work as well! sorry! ...Read more

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If I take synthroid, do I wait 2+ hours to take digestive medication (excluding antiacids) like Miralax or Prevacid/Priolsec or can you take together?

If I take synthroid, do I wait 2+ hours to take digestive medication (excluding antiacids) like Miralax or Prevacid/Priolsec or can you take together?

Synthroid/prilosec: It is safe to take the two medications together. If stomach gets upset with that, then take them 1-2 hours apart. ...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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