My directions say to take 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. I have tried this and i feel awful all day long!! I started taking them w/ dinner and it seems to be better. Am I preventing a lot of absorption of the vitamins?? At least I'm taking them right??
I take mine in the morning about 15 minutes after breakfast. If I do not take them with food I will throw them up. There is no way I could take them on a empty of half empty stomache. If you are concerned though I would call your dr's office and talk to a nurse to ask.
I always took mine with food because they can make you nauseous and because I didn't know any differently. But I would check with a pharmacist. If you have to take them as you indicated, I would wait until two hours after you eat and then maybe take them with some saltine crackers or something.
Mine say that too...To take them on an empty stomach. HELLO? Yuck, they would make me sooo sick - and I take the chewable kind. I talked to my doc and he said that 9 times out of 10, the reason the box or directions say that is because for many pregnant women, they wont 'stay down' if you take them with food - which was opposite for me so he told me to go ahead and take them with food, juice, or whatever I had to in order for me not to get sick.
I would call your dr office or pharmacy and ask if you want to know for sure, but hope this helps a bit!
Thanks for all the replies! I called my pharmacist and she said that it's o.k. to take them w/ food. She said she doesn't know many people who can actually take them on an empty stomach. I was concerned about the absorption, if the food would prevent absorption. She said that I would still absorb all of the vitamins.. just at a slower rate. She said on an empty stomach they absorb into your system faster. I'm going to continue taking them w/ dinner..it helps!!