AC: Ante Cibum

When medications are advised to be administered ‘AC’ it means they are designed to be taken on an empty stomach, before eating.

AC is an abbreviation for the Latin term ‘ante cibum’ which means ‘before meals’, and is often used by doctors when writing out prescriptions. Generally patients are advised to wait at least an hour after consuming these types of medications, although it is important to seek specific advice from your doctor. 

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