I don't think that it is too early to take it. If it was prescribed, start with low dosages, maybe just one pill. I've been prescribed 3 pills prior to all 3 large meals (9 per day). BUT, I have only been taking 3 pills a day, all 3 in the morning before breakfast. Seems like that is the time of day that I need it most, esp when I drink coffee even tho it is decaf.
Check with your dr to be sure... and let us know.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery