I have been prescribed Carafate 1 GM tab for gastritis. I don't know when I should take my morning dose. The instructions say to take it 30 minutes to 1 hour before meals. Would coffee with half and half be considered the meal, or would the food I eat approximately an hour later?
I called the pharmacist she told me no food or drink for two hours before taking carafate and one hour after so three hours total. Do as I do set the alarm 1 hour before you want to get up have your dose on the night stand take it and go back to sleep for an hour. Then you can enjoy your coffee right when you wake.
I'm sorry to tell you, but you should not be drinking coffee at all. It is an irritant to the lining of the stomach. Also, depending on the cause of your gastritis, you should probably go easy on the fats (half and half), too. But, to answer your actual question, you should wait at least an hour before you ingest anything.
- Carafate Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Carafate (detailed)
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