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Old 10-14-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Is taking a 40mg PPI once a day the same as two 20mg PPIs twice a day?

I know this is a strange question, but does it make any difference if I take a single 40mg PPI prescription pill once in the morning vs. two 20mg pills once in the morning and once at night? They all say "delayed release" but what does that really mean? Sometimes I feel like I should be taking something at night before I go to bed because I don't know if the one in the morning is truly going to protect me for 24 hours. Any idea or experience?

 
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Re: Is taking a 40mg PPI once a day the same as two 20mg PPIs twice a day?

When I took mine I specifically did one in the morning and one at night because by splitting it I got better results. If I only took a dose in the morning then I'd reflux at night, if I only took it at night I'd have heartburn during the day.

 
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Re: Is taking a 40mg PPI once a day the same as two 20mg PPIs twice a day?

Different people metabolize medicine at different rates. See what works for you.

 
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