I was given some medicine (prednisone) that says 'take with food or milk'. I usually only drink non-dairy (soy or almond) 'milk'. Is there something specific to dairy milk that might effect the absorption rate or other effect of the medication that might not be in other 'milk'?
'Take with milk' medication: does type of milk matter?
Question posted by sdobergone on 16 March 2013
Last updated on 16 March 2013 by endlessPred
Hello. I generally take prednisone in the morning with breakfast. At very high dose over 25, I split the dose and part with breakfast and other half with evening dinner.
This does help protect against GERD. I have found milk not to be as effective over time. It really depends upon how you feel and if you suddenly get heart burn. Safest is with food.
Any other questions? Please write. Karen
Hello sdobergone. No. I believe that whatever milk is used will be fine. Something to line the stomach is usually the reason, so a drug will not irritate. There are nurses (volunteer) on the site, who might beable to voice their opinion. Regards pledge
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