how long before meds start to work?

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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/12/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on 20 mgs omeprazole for 2 weeks and it was working, into the 3rd week, all my symptoms came back as bad as ever.
went back to doctors, and have been put on lansoprazole 30mgs for 28 days.
started 2 days ago, no real relief from symptoms yetcry
anyone know how soon it should start to work?

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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes they can take a week or two to get the full effect.

~Nissen 12/14/09~

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I share your pain............
          Total Coletomy Feb. 07
          Total Hysterectomy Oct 08
             Barrett's Esophagus Nov 09  
         Currently taking: Synthroid, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica, Kapidex, Carafate suspension & Ambien CR

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   Posted 2/13/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Lady,

The peak blood levels for lansoprazole are attained in 2-5 hours and the effect can be seen by then. A steady suppressive effect on acid production is acheived in 4-5 days.

To the best of my knowledge, the medication has to be taken just before eating. Eating makes the proton pump active and lansoprazole will start to act better.

Hope this helps you in some small way.

Take care and stick with us.

Gentle Hugs,

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