Prevacid (Lansoprazole)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Prevacid15 mg
Prevacid30 mg

Generic Equivalent of Prevacid

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Lansoprazole15 mg
Lansoprazole30 mg

Prevacid Information

Prevacid (Generic name: Lansoprazole) is an approved anti-ulcer medication used to treat gastric (stomach) ulcers, duodenal (intestinal) ulcers, reflux esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and associated heartburn symptoms. Prevacid (Lansoprazole) is in a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It works by blocking the enzyme and decreasing the production of acid, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal. Once-daily Prevacid prescription is approved for GERD in children aged 1-17 years up to 12 weeks of usage.

Lansoprazole is used in combination with antibiotics treat and eradicate H. pylori bacteria (a major cause of duodenal ulcers). It is also used to treat gastric ulcers caused by a family of pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and to reduce the risk of gastric ulcers for people who are taking NSAIDs. Lansoprazole is also used to treat conditions associated with the over-production of stomach acid, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Take Prevacid exactly as it was prescribed for you.

The most common Prevacid side effects are constipation, diarrhea, headache, nausea, stomach pain and etc. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as abdominal pain, chest pain, fever, muscle pain, sinus pain, skin rash, sore throat, urination pain, vision changes, or a serious allergic reaction (e.g., swelling of face or throat, hives, or difficulty breathing), please inform your doctor immediately.

Do NOT take Prevacid oral if you are allergic to Lansoprazole or any other Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medicine. Before taking Prevacid, tell your doctor if you have had medical conditions, especially of: heart problem, stomach problem, kidney or liver disease. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Prevacid drug, especially of: ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), atazanavir (Reyataz), digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps), iron, ketoconazole (Nizoral), theophylline (Elixophyllin, Respbid) or warfarin (Coumadin). Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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