After taking my first omeprazole, then eating breakfast, I experienced the same painful heartburn and sore stomach area. Does it take a while to work? If so, how long?
Any medication takes longer than a few minutes to take effect. I would give it a couple of hours to start working. Depending on when you take your omeprazole, I would think that by your next dose, you will be getting some relief. Rome wasn't built in a day, so I would give the medication a little longer to work.
I take mine every morning and have no stomach related problems during the day or night. But if I forget to take it, I am reminded in the morning, I then take it, and all is well by lunchtime. Good luck with your tummy troubles.
Taking the omeprazole capsule with a glass of water (I have a bottle of water next to my bed) while still in bed in the morning 1 hour before I eat is a good time for me. It will take a day or two before you will find relief and if you are taking it for weeks and no relief, you should seek the advise of a GI doctor.
I took omeprazole on and off for years. it takes 3-4 days to kick in but the downside for me was all of the FDA warnings about taking this long term. I think the recommended dose is about 12-14 days every three months, day 15 I was stuck with the reflux coming back. When I found manukaguard nutralize i was a happy camper
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