The two drugs in the earlier posting are Pepcid and Prilosec. I think the main thrust was you can take it, but in limited amounts. I am totally staying away from anything that reduces the normal acid levels in my stomach. As far as meals, I haven't had any issues. I drink my 4/5 cups of Kenyan coffee with my pill, then eat breakfast. I basically went vegan after my diagnosis and quit drinking alcohol. My v/l went from 4.9 million to 1.6 after 8 months. I imagine alcohol was the reason. Hell on the liver.