... why should it be taken only with food?
My daughter has been prescribed ibuprofen by the doctor and has been told to take it with meals -?
Added 12 May 2010:
My doctor has specifically said that she is to take it with her meals 3 times a day. Her primary school will not allow her to have one at lunch time which goes directly against what the doctor said to do. After doing some research i've found that it is important that it is taken with food, should i push the school to allow er to take it?
Eating a meal before taking your prescription helps prevent irritation to you stomach lining, digestive system, etc. You already have acid in your stomach and any kind of aspirin. etc. regimen has acid or interacts with that in your stomach. Also, eating a meal first/with the med primarily allows the med to be absorbed very rapidly within minutes into your bloodstream thus giving you much faster relief to what ails you. If you take your med on an empty stomach it just lays there being absorbed with lots of stomach acid which can cause cramping or a burning senstation & health problems. So, eat a hearty meal & stay healthy. It is quite safe unless your are allergic to it. Most people are not. So don't be afraid. Hope this helps.
ckg30 your daughter can take bread n butter, jelly, p-nut butter herself and at a certain time in between classes while walking to class eat the bread and take the pill, or a note from the doctor for your daughter to see school nurse at a speciffic time daily to have the nurse administer the pill- this way it is documented that she took medication with food and drink, at times my daughter needs pain med and i have to go to her school and give her 4-800mg of ibuprofin because she has scoliosis, as well as severe menstrual cramping. but i meet her in the school nurses office and give her the medication, while the nurse documents that medication was given-always submit note from doctor to school so they are aware that she is on some kind of medication for a current or temporary condition--- the nurse should be aware-they can give medications too--- the doctors note should say , an acknowledgement that she/he is in school--hen they have to give it during school hours vtech10
- Ibuprofen Information for Consumers
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