• eastsidej eastsidej
    June 21, 2014
    How long does it take Prilosec to heal gastritis?
    eastsidej eastsidej
    June 21, 2014

    I started taking Prilosec a week ago for gastritis and I still have pain and nausea. Any idea how long it takes to feel better? My pain isnt severe, but it is there. My doc said it could perhaps be a few weeks? 



  • Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    August 09, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    August 09, 2014

    Hi there, Eastsidej -


    I know this is an old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer you!  I hope you've long since discovered the cause of this problem and gotten some treatment for it. As our community member said above, it take several weeks for gastritis to heal. I'm only a layperson though, and only a doctor can accurately diagnose the issue after an exam.


    If the symptoms did finally subside, perhaps you'd consider coming back and telling us how things turned out for you? Your experience might be invaluable to someone else suffering from the symptoms.


    Here are some links that might be helpful for you in any case.  Best of luck to you!


    5 Ways Your Gut Can Affect Your Health

    Tips for Eating the Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods



  • robichris June 22, 2014
    June 22, 2014

    Prilosec (omeprazole) isn't an instant cure. It works by reducing the production of the stomach acid that caused the inflammation.

    The stomach will then be allowed to slowly recover. Normally 2 to 3 weeks should allow it to heal.

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