Eat Pempek After Taking Medicine?
, can I eat pempek after taking the medicine?
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Need to clarify, what medicine do you mean? What complaints did you experience when you took the drug? Did the doctor prescribe it directly?
Each type of drug can have different interactions when consumed together or in close proximity to certain foods or drinks, including pempek. Therefore, without knowing the type of drug, it is difficult for us to judge whether or not it is good to take the drug at the same time or near the consumption of pempek. We suggest that you clarify the meaning of your question again.
Some drugs are well metabolized by diet, while others are not. For example, antacids are recommended to be taken before meals to maximize absorption and effectiveness. Meanwhile, another example, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are recommended to be consumed after eating to minimize the side effects that may be caused, namely irritation of the stomach wall. When prescribing drugs, the doctor will usually explain whether the drug is more appropriate to be consumed before or after eating.
If the metabolism of the drug you are taking is not influenced by food, then in fact it is not a problem for you to consume pempek after taking the drug. It's just that the vinegar content is acidic (pempek is usually consumed together with vinegar), it is feared that it can cause negative effects if consumed too close to several types of drugs. Therefore, to minimize the risk of these negative effects, you should give pempek a break between consuming pempek and taking the drug for at least 2 to 3 hours. Of course, this can vary, depending also on the type of disease you are suffering from. If what you are suffering from is stomach ulcers (gastritis), for example, then consumption of pempek, fried foods, sour or spicy foods (including vinegar and pempek chili sauce) is not recommended, whether done in close proximity to drug consumption, or not, because it can trigger an increase in stomach acid which make the disease never heal.
That's all our explanation. For more details, you should consult directly with the doctor who prescribed the drug to you.
I hope this helps.