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Prevacid

Medicine Information

Prevacid:

Active Ingredient: Lansoprazole

  • Why is Prevacid medication prescribed?

This medicine is used to cure GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Prevacid helps by allowing the esophagus to heal and prevent any further damage. It is also used in treating ulcers, preventing more ulcers to develop and reducing the risk of developing ulcers in people on NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). In case a person has Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, this medicine is prescribed.

  • How should Prevacid medicine be used?

Prescription and nonprescription Prevacid is available in delayed-release capsule. Swallow the capsule as a whole and do not break, split, crush or chew.

  • What should I do if I forget a dose?

You must take the missed dose at once when you remember it. However, if the time for your next scheduled dose is close, skip the missed dose to avoid taking an overdose of the medicine.

  • What side effects can Prilosec cause?

In addition to mild side effects such as nausea, constipation, headache and dizziness, Prevacid may cause serious side effects like swelling of face, eyes, throat or tongue, hoarseness, breathing difficulties, irregular heartbeat, hives, peeling of skin, muscle spasms, seizures, tiredness or shaking of a body part.

  • Precautions:
  • Before starting this medicine, talk to your doctor in case you have allergy to any medicine, your medical history or if you are planning to take any other medication. Also tell him/her if you are on rilpivirine.
  • If you are on sucralfate, take the medicine at least 30 minutes after you take prevacid.
  • Also, if you have or have ever had low level of magnesium in your blood or liver disease talk to your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you have phenylketonuria.
  1. Drug Name

    Prescription Required

    Salt Name

    Action

  1. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO PREVACID 15mg

    No

    Lansoprazole

  2. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO PREVACID 30mg

    Yes

    Lansoprazole

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