Q and A


Are meds affected by going to the toilet afterwards?

If I take my medicine (TLD) at 7:30am, then poop at 9am (no diarrhoea).

Will it affect my pill’s efficacy? Thanks


Hi there

Please don’t worry about this.

Your meds are mainly absorbed through your stomach into the bloodstream.

This is usually in the first few hours after taking them.

The time you go to the toilet does not affect this at all.

The only exception might be if you are very ill and have severe diarrhoea. This would be a reason to talk to your doctor in case the meds are not being properly absorbed.


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