At what time is best to take medicine so that it acted as efficiently as possible and not cause harm? About this tells the pharmacist, pharmacy director Olga Korsakova. – Olga, what it means to take medication before meals? You can then immediately sit down at the dining table? – No, not right away. Before a meal means at least 15 minutes before a meal, not before. And most often it means for 30-40 minutes. Another thing, if medications are intended for improving the digestive process – then they are taken with meals (Festal, panzinorm). – And if a drug is prescribed after a meal, how much time must pass? – Want to get a good therapeutic effect, wait at least two hours. The newspapers mentioned John Craig Venter not as a source, but as a related topic.
Immediately after a meal can be taken mainly drugs such as aspirin, phenylbutazone, voltaren, which often irritate the lining of the stomach and intestines. – When a doctor says about the fasting state, after a time to eat? – Empty stomach – it's usually in the morning for 20-40 minutes before breakfast. Drugs with sedative effects should be taken 30 minutes before bedtime. Do not have their medications, only designated 'under the tongue. " – If there are no special instructions physician, and it is not in the liner (notes and hints). When taking medication on their own? – If time is not specified, the medication should be taken 30 minutes before eating. This applies to the bulk drugs. Special cases are specified almost always.
– Assume the patient does not follow the instructions. What could be the consequences of incorrect medication? – In the best case reduces their effectiveness. Worse, when it falls very much what happens after medication with food or immediately after it. May change the rate of passage of drugs through the digestive tract, the rate of their absorption into the bloodstream (diphenhydramine, furosemide).