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A 35-year-old female asked:

Dx with h. hernia and erosive esophagitis. told to f/u in 4 wks, take omeprazole. which type of pill, dr or regular? btw i am not overweight.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Regular: You did not mention what dose 20mg or 40mg. Most patients start at 20mg a day and if no better in 2 weeks increase to 40mg a day. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Esophagitis: Hi, Erosive Esophagitis happens due to uncontrolled acid reflux, the treatment is PPI 4-8 weeks, the dose is usually 20mg per day before meal, DR form is usually 40mg and lasts 24 hours, and usually used to treat ulcer, having said that if you take 40mg DR for 4-8 wks u should be fine, just consider decreasing it afterward. Hope u feel better.
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Start w regular: Minimize alcohol intake. do not smoke. Don't lie down after eating, avoid large meals, avoid carbonation, and don't eat before bedtime. Antacid liquid or chewables can also relieve some symptoms. Usually reflux can be managed non-surgically. Keep in touch w your doctor. You may need repeat EGD in 6-12 months for follow up. Good luck.

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