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?
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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