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Lansoprazole (lan-SOE-pra-zole) is used to treat certain conditions in which there is too much acid in the stomach. It is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus. Sometimes lansoprazole is used in combination with antibiotics to treat ulcers associated with infection caused by theH. pyloribacteria (germ).
Lansoprazole is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison disease, a condition in which the stomach produces too much acid.
Lansoprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
|Prevacid 15 mg - 30 Tabs
|Prevacid 15 mg - 90 Tabs
|Prevacid 30 mg - 30 Caps
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Prevacid Directions To Use
Take Prevacid capsules by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the capsules whole with a drink of water; do not crush or chew. Prevacid works best if taken on an empty stomach. It is best to take the capsules 30 to 60 minutes before food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
If you have difficulty swallowing the capsules, you may open the Prevacid capsule and sprinkle the contents on a tablespoon of any of the following foods: applesauce, pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt, or a spoonful of Ensure® drink. Do not crush the contents of the capsule into the food. Swallow the dose immediately after preparing it; do not chew. Follow with a drink of water.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Prevacid Warnings and Side Effects
Before taking Prevacid, tell your doctor if you ever have liver disease. You may not be able to take Prevacid, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment. Prevacid is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Prevacid without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether Prevacid passes into breast milk. Do not take Prevacid without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible.
Rare or uncommon: dark yellow or brown urine, fever or sore throat, unusual skin rash, blistering, or peeling, unusual bleeding or bruising, yellowing of the eyes or skin, vomiting.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, headache, nausea.
Prevacid Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, drowsiness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, nausea, excessive sweating, flushing, headache, and dry mouth.
Prevacid More Information
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activities while taking Prevacid, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
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