How long does Mezavant XL take to work?

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How long does Mezavant XL take to work?

Post by Shadowcass » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Pretty much what it says in the Subject. I have been taking this tablet for about 3 weeks now, however, my symptoms are still persisting. My dosage, is 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening of 1200mg.

How long does it take for most people for the tablets to start working?

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Re: How long does Mezavant XL take to work?

Post by Happyloser » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:08 pm

First of all you need to speak to your IBD nurse or doctor now.

Mezavant XL 1200 should be taken once a day after food. I take mine after breakfast.

You should take the whole dose (4800mg) in one at this time.

Spreading it out lessens it’s effectiveness and can make your symptoms worse.

I am on 2400mg per day as a maintenance dose which is increased to 4800mg per day when I flair.

Sometimes I need steroids to deal with a flair as well.

You may want to ask your GP about putting you on Pantoprazole 40mg once a day if you are getting any reflux or severe wind when you use the Mezavant.

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