Well since my gastritis has flared up again I think I may take the Sucralfate again regularly. I take my PPI in a morning before breakfast. When is the best time to take the Sucralfate then? Ive took one tonight a little after tea as its so bad. How long does it take to work? I really need to get this bad pain under control. A lot of people say that it works. Im not keen on having to keep taking it four times a day. Its only one spoon though and I think Im going to put some in a small plastic bottle,to carry around with me. It will be better if I have the bottle to take it while Im out. If I can get into the habit of taking it it may help. Ive took it before when I had a stomach ulcer and it took ages for that to go. This gastritis is more painful than that,I can tell you. Any other advice keep it coming to me. Love Julie the poorlygirl.