GERD (Acid Reflux) Community
Omeprazole effectiveness
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Acid Reflux with topics including: Causes, Constipation, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Drugs and OTC medications, Living with GERD, Loss of Appetite, Preventing Flare-ups, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Support, Surgery, Tests, Treatments.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Omeprazole effectiveness

My doctor says I have esophagitis, and prescribed for me 20 mg omeprazole for 4 weeks.
I am taking it now for 6 days and don't see any improvement yet.
The drug reviews say it usually takes up to 4 days to feel better. Is this the case, or may it take longer time to see results?
Thanks.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1340994_tn?1374197577
I had a friend with heartburn as her only symptom of what turned out to be Celiac disease.  It took 3 months on a gluten-free diet for her pain to subside.  
Blank
620923_tn?1405964489

  Hi...u do have to modify ur diet along with taking meds in order to help the meds work faster...if u continue to eat foods that trigger ur reflux it will take the meds longer to work, or for u to feel their effects.

Keeping a journal as to what u eat and how u feel can help u determine if something other then reflux is going on such as the above posted mentions.

   keep us posted

     "selma"
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
thanks for your feedback
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Gastro Tracker
Gastro
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS commented on photo
20 hrs ago
6530778_tn?1396763315
Blank
Irisbritney Everyone says "just ignore ... Comment
Aug 29
6530778_tn?1396763315
Blank
Irisbritney commented on nursegirl6572's status
Aug 29
Top Digestive Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
1622896_tn?1402351966
Blank
bobdylan1958
Outside London, United Kingdom
GERD (Acid Reflux) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
1622896_tn?1402351966
Blank
bobdylan1958
Outside London, United Kingdom