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?
Coffee should perhaps or is considered to be a beverage not a meal, however it would be better to seek medical advice from the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med. Take care, be well & safe!
Since coffee generates a lot of acid in the stomach would'nt it work at cross-purposes with the carafate and lose some of its effectiveness for your gastritis?
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.
If you are using Carafate please do not drink coffee, either regular or decaf. Both are acidic, and will irritate your stomach. Take it with a full glass of plain water.
- Carafate Information for Consumers
- Carafate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Carafate (detailed)
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