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If a medicine says “take with food” – that’s not a suggestion, it’s a rule. But 40% of people ignore the directions on medicine bottles. However, Emory University medical professor Dr. Sharon Bergquist says if you take those pills without food, you risk irritating your stomach lining, causing heartburn, nausea and potentially a stomach ulcer. So if it says “take with food” – be sure to eat something!