How Long after Taking Medication on Empty Stomach Should You Wait before Eating?


You should wait 15 minutes to an hour after taking medication on an empty stomach before eating. The reason for this is that the medication is not designed to be digested in the stomach so it needs to pass through to the next part of the digestive system. This also means that you should only take the medication with water so that the digestive process is not started prematurely.
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When this is recommended in NIH drug guidelines, it's usually described as "at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after" meals or snacks. Interactions are also important to
Not medical advice: Food takes about 1 to 1 and a half hours to digest. I would wait 2 hours after eating to take the medication.
Food remains in your stomach for three
<If your medication needs to be taken on an empty stomach, take it one hour before meals or two hours after food with a full glass of liquid, usually water.
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