At least 30 minutes before food, but what about tea?

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I'm just about to start taking Lansoprazole as a stomach protector for Naproxen, which I'm taking for an inflammatory condition.  It says to take it at least 30 minutes before food, but what about drink, e.g. tea, which I always have first thing in the morning?  Is it OK to take the Lansoprazole, then have a cup of tea before breakfast, when I'll take the Naproxen?

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    Honestly? I wouldn’t take it. That’s exactly why I started taking it and now my body is addicted to it ! I’m just about weaned off after 5 years ! Ask for an alternative if you can 
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    Hi cheetah take the tablet first with water before anything else at least 30 minutes before anything else is consumed or it won't work properly and don't lister. To the remark about not taking it if it's to protect your stomach long turn  

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      I didn't suggest not taking it I said I wouldn't and that I'd ask for an alternative medication which is available. I have been taking lansoprazole for too long and I feel people should know the consequences of starting the drug. It's not a tablet you can forget to take as it causes agonising stomach problems and heartburn if you get out of step with it. It has ruled my life

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    I don't know about Naproxen but I agree with Sue - don't start Lanzoprazol unless you have to - its really hard to get off.    I'm 75 and have never had any health problems until I was wrongly diagnosed and put on a steroid for Polymyalgia for 2 years - it cured the pain but gave me other problems; it took me a year to get off the steroid and was then was put on Lanzoprazol.   I'm not denying that when I first took it I felt it was the answer to my digestive problems, but having researched a lot I now feel that its a short-term fix and should not be used long-term. Its taking me a long time to re-educate my gut with careful eating and exercise, but am gradually improving.

    Good luck - you'll find this forum is very good and it helps to hear from other people with the same experiences.

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    Hi

    It’s fine to take it whenever you want, their just stating that it probably works better for you 30 Minitutes before food, don’t worry about tea etc, I used to take mine whenever I felt like taking it, it still worked fine. 😁

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      Really what like breathing problems or infections? I don't like taking them either but I get really bad heartburn and reflux even when I'm taking them I wish there was an alternative but PPI meds are all the same 

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      I had two chest infections within months of each other, I’m a non smoker, I ended up in hospital unable to breathe, even with an oxygen mask I still struggled. I was off them for a while there, but went back on them recently, my chest has started again, I go into fits of coughing, but I don’t like how my lungs feel when I’m on them, I feel as if I can’t breathe properly. I did read somewhere before, that they can cause bacteria to get into your lungs. When I got an x-ray in hospital, the doc came to me and said something was showing up on my x-ray, but the didn’t know what it was, they said it looked like a squiggly line of some sort. My guess is that it was bacteria, due to the pills. My chest is great when I don’t take them. 
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      They just keep changing them, but they all have the same effect on me. In the end, it’s always your diet, I know what’s good for me, but tend to eat junk, it’s habit more than anything else. I went vegan for two was and I felt great, no problems at all. 
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      I know what you mean about diet I'm the same I know the trigger foods for me spicey food chocolate fruit fatty foods and coffee the on thing I find hard to do without the most is coffee ?? I need at least one cup a day but suffer when I drink it so I'm going to try and give it a miss 

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      You sound the same as me, it’s hard to give up the coffee, I’m drinking one as I write this just now. I have found the coffee to be really harsh on my stomach. I take the PPi’s for indigestion/heartburn/acid reflux/Gastritis. Certainly the vegan diet was excellent for me, I just gave into temptation when I held a buffet for some friends. 😂

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