Can omeprazole be taken after food. As it is proton pump inhibitor and should be taken at least 30 mints before meal so that it reduce acidity. However, yesterday while screening a prescription i observe it was ordered by physician to be taken after meal. How is it possible since the drug literature does not mention such thing.
Maybe it upsets her/his stomach and after a week it will not matter because ppi's are long lasting so at that point the meds overlap and the acid pump never has a chance to start to work normally so with or without or before or after food does not matter. If you have taken a ppi for a longtime and stop suddenly you will be fine for about 3-4 days then everything will start to work again and you will pay hell till you get the acid under control again. Ppi's are not like h2 blockers (Zantac) that weaken acid . Ppi's shut the acid off
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