does taking pain pills on an empty stomach make the meds work faster?

I am quitting coffee but am having withdrawal headaches when I wake up in the morning

Update:

its just over the counter pain meds

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Taking any pain meds (even OTC pain meds) on an empty stomach usually just makes you sick at your stomach. It won't make the pain meds work any faster, because you'll probably just vomit them up.

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  • Jim
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Yes- food will delay absorption of the medication. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Tylenol is ok on an empty stomach, ibuprofen (Motrin) is not

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  • Jesere
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yup, They will be absorbed into the body faster thus working quicker.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, but you would have more side effects...stomach issues to put it nicely.  Might want to wean yourself off coffee too.

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, it does but they may also bother your stomach more.

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  • ..
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Read the instructions. Some drugs are intended for slow release, to be effective.

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  • 1 month ago

    No it doesn’t thats not good

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  • 1 month ago

    Maybe you should check the instructions on the package. Sometimes you have to take pills with or just after food, or it might be enough to take them with a glass of water. When it comes to meds, it's best to do what the experts say.

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