Milk or food?
February 9, 2008 1:51pm CST
What is the benefit of drinking milk or eating food with painkillers or other medication?
• United States
9 Feb 08
The benefit is that you have something to coat your stomach so that the chemicals in the medication don't eat the stomach lining. Sometimes medications can make you feel sick to your stomach or can induce a burning feeling. Drinking milk or eating food can reduce and/or eliminate that.