May be taken with or without food: Best taken before meals/breakfast. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush. For patients w/ swallowing difficulties, disperse tab in ½ glass of non-carbonated water. No other liqd should be used. Stir until tab dissolves into little pellets & drink immediately or w/in 30 min. Rinse the glass w/ ½ glass of water & drink. The dispersion may also be administered via gastric tube.