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Take with food.

  1. Feb 10, 2006 #1

    Mk

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    Why do I need to take some pills with food or water? Are they too strong for the stomach or something? How? All that hydrochloric acid in there doesn't eat through.
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2006 #2

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    Some medicines will make you feel ill unless taken with food, but will otherwise still work properly. On the other hand, some foods can actually prevent the absorption of some medicines. Some medicines cannot be taken with milk, for example.

    - Warren
     
  4. Feb 11, 2006 #3

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    There are two reasons:
    1) the medicine can cause a stomach upset if you take it without food.
    2) food will make the medicine be absorbed better into the body.

    Some medications are absorbed better without food, so you need to follow what the prescription says. One example would be that the medication reacts with something in food, an other example is that the medication has an enteric coating that does not dissolve until it gets into the intestine (the presence of food will make the uptake slower).
     
  5. Feb 11, 2006 #4

    Mk

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    Are there some hormones released when the stomach is fuller that allow for better absorption?
     
  6. Feb 11, 2006 #5

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    It are the fat-soluble compounds that are better absorped when taken with food.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2006 #6
    u can swallore some lemon to reduce fat. I heard some people does it
     
  8. Feb 12, 2006 #7

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    And why would you want to do that?
     
  9. Feb 13, 2006 #8

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    Oh my god! What is your esophagus's diameter!!? :surprised I can swallow a lot of things but not some lemons!!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2006 #9
    Mk I don't think he ment whole. Lol.

    I'm with Monique. Why would you want to do that?

    ~Kitty
     
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