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How should I take proton pump inhibitors?

You should take your proton pump inhibitor exactly as directed by your doctor or as instructed on the package label. Typically, this will be once, sometimes twice, daily about 30 to 80 minutes before a meal. When you first begin taking proton pump inhibitors, you should not drive or operate machinery until you know how the medication will affect you.

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