not sure where the above poster got 14 days from, but I can tell you that is NOT true.
I take Prevacid
at this time and
have taken Prilosec. I have GERD and
a Hiatal Hernia. Never had a weight problem, however, my father has GERD and it tends to get worst when he puts on weight.
Certain PPIs are effective for treating "silent reflux." I would recommend you consult your GI Specialist about that.