How much food do my pills need?
January 14, 2008 5:23 AM Subscribe
My prescribed medication needs to be taken "with or after food". How much food and how long after?
posted by talitha_kumi to health & fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been prescribed mefenamic acid for painful periods. The patient leaflet that came with the pills says that I need to take them "with or after food". It also says I need to take them three times a day at eight hour intervals.
Since I don't generally eat my evening meal at midnight, I'm not going to be able to simply take them alongside normal meals. So how much food is enough to satisfy the instructions? A glass of milk? One biscuit? Two?