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Why Take Thyroid Medication On Empty Stomach
How important is it to take your thyroid meds everyday at the same time on a empty stomach?Also I heard never take this med w/anyother medications wait at least two hrs.
Thyroid med: Levothyroxine is a very safe drug. The most important thing is to take the medication. It's a long acting med so you don't have to take it at the exact same time each day but it's helpful to take it on an empty stomach. The medications that you cannot take at the same time with levothyroxine is multivitamin, calcium or iron pills as these will interfere directly with the absorption. ...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
Before or after: It is best to take flucloxacillin 30 minutes before meals or 2 hours after for maximum absorption. ...Read more
I take thyroid medication with food and I feel better then when I take it on an empty stomach. Is this ok to continue to do as long as I feel good?
Empty stomach: Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach as this would increase absorption. However, I have pts that take it with food. My recommendation is to get TSH levels checked more frequently. You should avoid taking it with walnuts and high-fiber foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to take both Epilim & Tegretol on an empty stomach? I take a higher night dose of both medications on an empty stomach at bedtime.
No restriction: You can take these medication on empty stomach. Always ask your doctor about the side effects you may have and how to take your medication. ...Read more
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
Took 1/2 of 5/325 percocet about 13 hrs before drug test. never take pill,empty stomach,2 bottle waters and urinated x3. will it show?
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
I have hookworms, I was given Ivermectin. Is it a safe medication on the Liver & Kidneys? I weight 400lbs&was given 5 tabs2take all@once empty stomach
Correct drug: speak with a pharmacist or who prescribed the medicine about your concern . ...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
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