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Why Take Thyroid Medication On Empty Stomach
I'm prone to getting acid reflux (felt in lower neck). Among other times I seem to get it often on an empty stomach. Is there any connection there?
Acid suppression: Esophageal reflux is treated with Life Style modification. weight loss if obese, change in diet like avoid large fatty meals and foods that cause reflux like onions, chocolate, mint, coffee Alcohol, smoking etc. Eat at least 3 hours before going to bed. Do not over eat. If not successful you can try over the counter H2 Blockers like Ranitidine and in severe casesProtonPump inhibiters like Omeprazole
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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?
Maybe: Depends on your metabolism and sensitivity of assay used for testing
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.
Armour Thyroid: Hi, Yes it has to be taken on empty stomach 30-60 minutes prior to the breakfast and no other medication especially supplement for 2-4 hours.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
MAY CAUSE: Nausea, too fastly absorbed with increase in side effects.
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 questionSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiment with both: Apart from certain probiotics such as saccharomyces boulardii, in clinical testing, most probiotics are inconsistent in their effectiveness in restoring normal intestinal flora functioning. Though pre-meal dosing may work in some people, a post-mealtime dose may work on others. In most cases, it doesn't harm the patient- but is it worth the extra health resource dollars? That'is debatable.
No-: Vomiting is caused by something that locally irritates the opal cavity or intestinal tract or a central nervous system stimulant such as a noxious smell. That activates a center in the brain. It can also be caused by intestinal blockage or intense pain. It has little to do with what is in the G.I. tract. The noxious stimulant causes a reversal of the usual pattern of intestinal motion
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