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Why is Prevacid prescribed?
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) is prescribed alone or in combination with other medications for the reduction of stomach acid (in some patients who overproduce it) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also used to treat dysphagia, heartburn and persistent cough.
What does it do?
Lansoprazole, classified as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), works primarily by binding in the proton pump enzyme system, which is responsible for producing acid in the stomach mucosa that is located at the secretory surface of the parietal cells; thus, reducing the secretion of gastric acid.
How should I take it?
Prevacid and its generic equivalents are available as 15mg and 30mg capsules. It is intended for oral administration as a whole, not to be crushed or chewed, and should be taken with 30 minutes before breakfast as prescribed by the doctor.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is strictly advised that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
Taking the dose properly at the scheduled time is needed to attain the desired effect of the drug. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and catch the next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before using Prevacid?
Before taking Lansoprazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies to food or to the drug itself as it may contain several inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or problems.
Inform your doctor about your past and current medical history especially if you have or have had kidney disease, gallbladder disease, liver disease, lupus, dysphagia, bloody stool, coffee ground liked vomit, low levels of magnesium in the blood and osteoporosis.
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For the drug label information of Prevacid, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Serious side effects include:
- Bone fracture
- Bloody urine
- Fundic glands polyp
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Jerky muscle movement
- Low levels of magnesium
- Steven-Johnson syndrome
- Vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Watery diarrhea
- Weight gain
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Lanzoprazole with any of the following medications:
- Iron sucrose
If you are using of any prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications, inform your doctor and pharmacist for proper information and ask for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Prevacid in room temperature (25°C) in a clean environment away from light and moisture. Do not refrigerate. Keep away from children. Do not remove the desiccant in the original container. Do not open the capsule. Throw away if unused or expired. Do not flush in the toilet. Consult the pharmacist for proper disposal.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
If you suspect an overdose, immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
There are only limited studies and data regarding the safety of Lansoprazole to determine drug-associated risks of major maternal defects, miscarriages and fetal outcomes. However, as per US FDA, Lansoprazole is categorized as Pregnancy Category B which states that no potential harm was shown in animals and no well-controlled studies are available for humans.
The presence of Lansoprazole in human milk is still unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
The use of Lansoprazole in pregnant and breastfeeding women should be avoided unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
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