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Lansoprazole - how long does it take to work?
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Lansoprazole - how long does it take to work?



Could you tell me how long it takes for Lansoprazole to take effect please? I've been prescribed 15mg in the morning and 15mg in the evening. I am feeling extremely nauseous but have only started the tablets this morning, hopefully it wont take too long.

Is there anything I can eat or drink in the meantime to help relieve the nausea and burning sensation. and also does it matter when you take the tablet as long as you wait a while before eating?

Many thanks,
SA
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The peak blood levels 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.

The medication has to be taken just before eating. Eating makes the proton pump active and lansoprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor will start to act better.
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