Why Do You Have Flomax 30 Minutes After Meal, and Not 1 or 2 Hours After?
Question posted by evann on 31 July 2011
Last updated on 1 September 2020 by Popeye59
I asked my doctor if I could take it with food as I am always forgetting to take it 30 minutes after eating. Sometimes it'll be 2 hours when I remember to take it. My doctor just said to follow the directions and take it 30 minutes after eating the same meal. I wasn't going to tell him with my work schedule, my "Same Meal", is not normally at the same time each day. Wish there was a clearer explanation.
I agree with SCG77. Most people take at least one hour for food to clear their stomach and some people can take up to two hours. The directions for the drug don't say anything about how long to wait after taking the drug before it's okay to eat again. I think the question is still open. (But I think a doctor is the person to ask it of, which I'm going to do upon my next visit.) And I've tried it both with and without an empty stomach. I don't see any big difference.
That doesn't make sense to me though because your meal wouldn't have digested within half an hour so it would be almost the same as taking the Flomax with a meal. Am I wrong?
Food will slow down the rate at which Flomax is absorbed.
If you have your meal and swallow the tablet half an hour after you should feel full for a while and therefore increase the rate at which the Flomax is absorbed.
If you wait for 1 to 2 hours after eating to take the tablet it is more likely that you will be hungry soon after, eat, and then slow down the rate at which the Flomax is absorbed.
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