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Take Omeprazole At Night
Can I take omeprazole at night? Say, before bedtime? It says take 30 minutes before a meal, but can I just take it before bed instead?
Yes: You can take Omeprazole before bed but ideally it should be taken before you eat because it activates more readily after it is on board and then you eat a meal. Often taking it in the am seems to work best before breakfast. ...Read more
If you take omeprazole at night, and it has to be on empty stomach, how long after eating show you wait to take it? It lasts 24 hours?
2-4 hours after a: Meal or snack.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes but before meals: The best time is to take Omeprazole 1/2 to 1 hr before a meal (whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner). Never at bedtime. Smoking delays healing if the GI tract when injured by acid so best to stop / along with being bad for your lungs too! ...Read more
Can 10mg celexa (citalopram) be taken with omeprazole? Take celexa (citalopram) at night and then take the omeprazole in am? Was told yes by doc then no by other doc?
Interactions: Agree with dr. Tamler that this is not a safe combo. Omeprazole inhibits a liver enzyme (cytochrome 2c19) that's requires to metabolize celexa (citalopram). This means Celexa (citalopram) could build up in your system, potentially causing heart rhythm disturbances, serotonin syndrome, etc. I don't recommend this combination. ...Read more
Typically 24hours: Generally taken in the morning, empty stomach (1/2 h before or 2h after eating). If taking the otc version, do not take for more than 2 weeks without seeing md to find out why you need to take it. In general, least potent med, for shortest duration, to take care of symptoms, is the way to go. ...Read more
Is it ok to take omeprazole and esomeprazole together? I find that it makes my stomach hurt. But if I take 1 morning other 1 night I'm ok.
No: They are the same class of medication. One or the other should be adequate. ...Read more
Can Omeprazole weaken/interact with my Birth Control Junel Fe 24? I Take my omeprazole at 12 pm every day and I take my Junel at 10 pm at night.
Probably not: There are no listed interactions between Junel Fe 24 and omeprazole. ...Read more
I take Tums (calcium carbonate) every night for acid reflux.....Would it be better to have an operation? Omeprazole causes pain to my hips.
Go to your Doctor: Chronic reflux is not normal but does not mean you need surgery right away. Adjusting your diet and lifestyle is key. Surgery is usually the last option. If all you have done is take over the counter medications then it is time to get to your doctor and likely a scope of your esophagus and stomach will be recommended. Long term untreated reflux can lead to cancer in the esophagus. Get evaluated. ...Read more
How much zantac can I take per day while on 40 mg of Omeprazole for Gerd? Having flare ups. I took 150 mg last night but it didn't do much. Also have asthma flare ups and heart palpitations.
Morning: Usually in the morning on an empty stomach, and do not eat for 1/2 hour after. However if yoyur symptoms are at night, then doctors may prescribe it to be taken in the evening or bedtime. Check with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
How much is 2 much?: Omeprazole is seldom prescribed at doses that exceed 40mg twice daily. Are you questioning a single use excessive dose, or a prolonged intake of the drug? Please see my prior HealthTap answers regarding PPI-related adverse reactions. ...Read more
If you want to: But check w/your doctor re: the duration of time you should be on any medication. ...Read more
3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
A few days: It should provide good benefit in less than a week. ...Read more
3-4 days: It usually works well within 3-4 days. ...Read more
a few hours: You should see the benefit in a couple of hours. ...Read more
Any time: Since the half life of Omeprazole long, you can take it anytime ...Read more
No issues: There are no clear interactions between the two. So the only real issues that should arise is if you an issue with either of the individual drugs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
It is probably: Safe but the question is whether it will be effective. If your symptoms are not relieved by the medication then it probably is not effective for you. ...Read more
Yes: Omeprazole or Prilosec is usually taken once a day but you can take it as you are ...Read more
How long before I feel relief while taking omeprazole? I take my second pill this morning and still hurts. .
Omeprazole: R u taking otc or rx dose? Have u changed your eating habits to avoid foods/drinks that trigger symproms? Normally Omeprazole starts to work w/i an hour, peaks at 2-3 hrs, & lasts up to 24 hrs. Could use otc h2 blocker like zantac/axid/pepcid short term to relieve break-through symptoms. If u haven't seen doc, get checked to learn what's causing pain; may be more than heartburn (ulcer, etc). ...Read more
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