Should be taken on an empty stomach. Must be taken at least 1 hr before the 1st food, drink or medication of the day. Take w/ a full glass of only plain water upon arising for the day & remain in sitting/upright position for at least 1 hr. Do not lie down, eat/drink anything except plain water or take other oral medicines for at least 1 hr. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush/suck.