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Why Take L Glutamine On An Empty Stomach
I have fibromyalgia and IBS and have been taking l-glutamine powder for 5 days. I've gained 1, 5kgs and my stomach hurts, should I stop? I'm 22, female
Glutamine powder: Is supposed to help improve your immune system health but there is no scientific studies proving that it works and at what dosage. So people tend to think if 1 gram helps, 1 kg of it must help 1000 times. Of course it doesn't work like that, but there is no actual guide in how much is enough. So people get fooled into buying large amounts of this supplement without having a clue how to take it. ...Read more
Why not?: Coenzyme Q10 is similar to a vitamin & is made in your body. Your cells use it to produce energy for cell growth & maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant. Can be found in many foods, but is high in organ meats (heart, liver, kidne)y, beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, peanuts. (See: http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/coenzyme-q10-topic-overview) ...Read more
Yes: But there is a chance of increased nausea as as side effect. ...Read more
Caffeine pills: Can reportedly be taken with food or on an empty stomach. ...Read more
Plan B: Does not require empty stomach or avoidance of food afterwards. ...Read more
I was taking didtazem Er (CD} 240/24CaP now taking ER (EX) 240mg are they the same? Says to take on an empty stomach I have been taking them with foo
No problem with food: I can't find the form with CaP in combination, but the diltiazem ER is the same in both. The ER forms are long acting and can be taken without regard to food. Only the short-acting form needs to be taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more
Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more
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
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
MAY CAUSE: Nausea, too fastly absorbed with increase in side effects. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Iron can be irritating to the gut, may tolerate it better with food. ...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 more
Why trazadon extended release has to bi on empty stomach and what happens if I eat and I take trazodone extended release?
I'm 21yrs old girl weight 38kg height 5'3'' can I take 3g of quince marmalade in the Morning on an empty stomach to gain my weight?
WHY must I take Fampyra on an empty stomach? Does no food two hours before Fampyra include fluids? What about milk? Two hours after milk too?
Absorotion: Food or milk generally causes delayed and erratic Absorotion from the stomach. Many but not all Meds should be taken with water on an empty stomach before meals. Always ask your doc or pharmacist regarding medicine questions ...Read more
I usually take Euthyrox 50 mcg tablet on an empty stomach and have breakfast after 30 mins. Is this an effective way? Please advice. I am 22M hypothy.
Yes: Always take on empty stomach and 30 minutes should be more than enough time. ...Read more
I take levothyroxine very morning on a empty stomach. Do I have to take it at the same exact hour every day or is it ok if it's within a couple hours?
Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) at bed time (on an empty stomach.) Is it true you need to take Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 hour before food to bind the medicine.
True: Take Nexium (esomeprazole) in AM 1 hour before breakfast. ...Read more
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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