Why Are Some Medications Recommended to Take With Food?

Written By: Mark Rogers, Pharm. D There are three main reasons that some medications are recommended to take with food: 1. Reduce Side Effects One of the most common side effects of many drugs are GI-related, such as nausea, vomiting, indigestion, heartburn, and gas. For medications with these or related side effects, taking them with food can help minimize or eliminate the discomfort. Additionally, for drugs like aspirin that can irritate the stomach lining, food can help reduce the likelihood of developing ulcers. 2. Improve Drug Effectiveness Some medications are absorbed into… Read More