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It is compulsory to take antihypertensive drug empty stomach early morning?

It is compulsory to take antihypertensive drug empty stomach early morning?

No it is not compuls: No it is not compulsory.Bp drugs can be taken in the morning and at night and without regards to food.Only BP meds not to be taken at night are diuretis and those combination drugs containing diuretics. ...Read more

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I am taking ferrous sulfa. Drug 3x daily, and it says to take on an empty stomach.After i take this drug, how long later can I eat?I am anemic.

I am taking ferrous sulfa. Drug 3x daily, and it says to take on an empty stomach.After i take this drug, how long later can I eat?I am anemic.

Ferrous sulfate: This is best absorbed from an acid stomach environment. Take ferrous sulfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous sulfate, and you can probably eat at about the same time. ...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 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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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