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If I get a bad stomach virus, should I still attempt to take my daily medications even though I can't keep anything down?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: BRAT diet

The brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) can be very good when experiencing nausea.
Just take it slow, small amounts at first and don't stop your meds.

In brief: BRAT diet

The brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) can be very good when experiencing nausea.
Just take it slow, small amounts at first and don't stop your meds.
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

Try taking your medication with a small sip of water. You should let your doctor know if you are unable to keep your medicine down or vomit within 15 to 20 minutes after taking the medication.
You may need an antiemetic medication to help.

In brief: Yes

Try taking your medication with a small sip of water. You should let your doctor know if you are unable to keep your medicine down or vomit within 15 to 20 minutes after taking the medication.
You may need an antiemetic medication to help.
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