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Should You Lay On Your Right Side for Faster Absorption of Medication?

Because migraine attacks can escalate quickly and become harder to treat as they unfold, it can matter how quickly we take our medication. A recent Johns Hopkins University study showed that laying on the right side expedites the absorption of medication.1 In this video, Holly discusses how she put this research to the test.

What should we consider when taking migraine medications?

It’s important to be thoughtful about when and how we take medications. Factors including whether or not to take the medication with food or on an empty stomach and positioning can be especially important when a migraine is at play.

If you are unsure how or when to take your medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Have you tried lying on your right side after taking medication? Do you have any strategies to share to expedite the absorption of medication? If so, please share your experience in the comment section below.

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