A 23-year-old female asked:
must proton pump inhibitors be taken without eating anything?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Must versus should?: Typically, the first generation ppi's (proton pump inhibitors) work best if the drug is in your bloodstream before food stimulates acid production. The latest "time-released" version, like dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) can however be taken at any time (including meals). Speak to your doctor about the goals of treatment in your specific case.
Answered on Jul 28, 2016
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