A 49-year-old female asked:
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taking omeprazole 40mg per day for 6 months for duodenal ulcer how long does it take to heal?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Few weeks: A duodenal ulcer usually heals within a few weeks after treatment. Long-term treatment with higher dose proton pump inhibitors is not recommended, if possible. You should see a gastroenterologist for follow-up.
Answered on Oct 9, 2013
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Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Should be healed: This should be healed - normally you would be titrated down to a different med by now if symptoms had fully resolved. If symptoms persist while on this dose of meds it may be time to consider having a repeat upper endoscopy (or first if not done prior) - consider seeing a gastroenterologist.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
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