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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?

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

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

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Can I take my omeprazole at night? And does smoking cigarettes make the medicine ineffective?

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

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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?

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

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How long does omeprazole 20 mg delayed release last? And should I take it at night or in morn?

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

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When can I take omeprazole? Is it okay to take at night? How many hours before and after eating?

When can I take omeprazole? Is it okay to take at night? How many hours before and after eating?

Doesn't matter: It doesn't really matter as long as you're consistent. It may be better to take it shortly before you eat to avoid any mild abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I take Tums (calcium carbonate) every night for acid reflux.....Would it be better to have an operation? Omeprazole causes pain to my hips.

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

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Can a kid take omeprazole?

Can a kid take omeprazole?

Yes: It is an effective therapy for gastroesophageal reflux. It should be dosed according to weight, and if taken over the long term may require monitoring. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 month expired omeprazole?

Yes: It is possible that it is not as effective when it is expired but it is unlikely to be a significant difference. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take omeprazole?

Omeprazole: Follow the directions on the label or ask the pharmacist and Dr. ...Read more

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How long does it take for omeprazole to work?

Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake. ...Read more

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When's the best time to take losec (omeprazole)?

Depends on indicatio: Losec (omeprazole) is taken once daily. Probably best to take at bedtime, but it depends on the indication and what other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to take omeprazole?

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

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Will anything happen if I take too much omeprazole?

Will anything happen if I take too much omeprazole?

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

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Can I take losec (omeprazole) tablets for 60 days?

If you want to: But check w/your doctor re: the duration of time you should be on any medication. ...Read more

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How long does omeprazole (prilosec) take to help you?

3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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