It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2006, 01:01 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 113
anonymouswreck HB User
How long do you have to wait before you take Prevacid?

I was just wondering the specific details, like if I should wait an hour or two before I take them, and should I do any waiting to eat after I take it? (Specifically to Prevacid). I'm wondering because I know that you can eat and take your PPI and they aren't affected by the food; they work just as well.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-19-2006, 05:25 AM   #2
ICC ICC is offline
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,265
ICC HB UserICC HB UserICC HB User
Re: How long do you have to wait before you take Prevacid?

I have taken prevacid for about 4 years. sometimes once a day and sometimes twice. different dr.s have told me different things. The ENT told me 2 weeks ago to take it 1/2 hour before breakfast and 1/2 hour before dinner. that seems to work for me though i have taken it upon rising and not had breakfast for hours and at bedtime hours after i have eaten and haven't really seen a difference.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-19-2006, 05:54 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 565
aswander HB Useraswander HB User
Re: How long do you have to wait before you take Prevacid?

Most doctors will tell you the ideal way to take your PPIs is to simply wait an hour before eating after taking them.

In practice, I've found that I can eat immediately after taking them, and for me that has no negative ramifications. However, I tend to ususally wait at least 15 minutes before eating.

I also take the 2 pills together first thing in the morning. Apparently I need a large dosing, because my symptoms come back when I separate the dosages into morning and evening.

Whenever I mention this to my ENT (whose practice is 90% LPR patients), her reply is that half of her patients do it my way and the other half split them up. It's just a matter of finding what works best for you.

 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:07 PM   #4
Facilitator
(female)
 
MountainReader's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Out West
Posts: 3,760
MountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB User
Re: How long do you have to wait before you take Prevacid?

I take mine 1/2 hour before breakfast and 1/2 hour before dinner.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
How long we can live with GERD? LionXXL Acid Reflux / GERD 18 01-19-2007 10:27 AM
Any health effects with long term use of Nexium? Lady50 Acid Reflux / GERD 56 05-22-2005 07:40 AM
How long does it take for LPR symptoms to worsen? vintagegirl Acid Reflux / GERD 2 05-01-2005 07:03 AM
How common is GERD and how long does it last? singer1 Acid Reflux / GERD 8 01-16-2005 01:21 AM
Question for long term sub users..?..?..? Baseball65 Addiction & Recovery 4 11-29-2004 05:54 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:37 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!