Hi guys, I have been taking Lansoprazole tablets for some 30 years and I have always been told to take them before bed particularly as I am a Bronch and have to prevent reflux during sleep. However, in February I read an article in one of my magazines which said that new findings and tests had discovered that taking this medication earlier in the day at least 1 hour before a meal, actually works better. The doctors think this works better because Lansoprazole disperses acid in the gut, so taking it before a meal makes sense. I was interested straight away and decided to try taking the med this way. I have now been on holiday, eating and drinking and I have had reflux once, it is a miracle, before trying this method of taking the tablet I used to suffer at least twice weekly. I have forgotten to take the tablet before my main meal a few times but I have found taking it 1 hour after the meal also works. I feel so much better and relieved I no longer carry Gaviscon everywhere. Hope this helps someone. Take care. Maximonkey
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