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Which Medicine I Should Take 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Absorbtion: Food, fluids other than water and other medications can decrease the absorption of the thyroid medication. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Dr my doc advised me to take thyroid tab at empty stomach, due to vomiting tendency i am taking after a glass tea.Any problem?
Thyroid: I recommend my patients take their thyroid medicine about an hour before going to bed. Try drinking something other than tea for a while. ...Read more
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