The medicinal component of Prevacid is lansoprazole which is one type of proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Other available PPIs are omeprazole (sold as Prilosec) and esomeprazole (sold as Nexium). PPIs are used to treat conditions caused by gastric stomach acid.
Stomach acid can sometimes rise up and cause irritation on the lining of the esophagus. This is known as heartburn or acid reflux. Stomach acid can also cause ulcers which are holes in the protective lining of the stomach and duodenum. Doctors prescribe Prevacid to prevent and treat these acid-related conditions.
Proton pump inhibitors, like Prevacid, block the action of an acid-producing enzyme in the wall of the stomach, thereby reducing the amount of stomach acid. This helps patients with heartburn because the stomach fluid that may rise into the esophagus is now less acidic and may cause less irritation. Prevacid also helps ulcers to heal or not to form.
Prevacid 30mg capsules should be taken orally. They should be taken whole and not chewed, usually before eating. The 30mg capsules are pink and black. For people who have difficulty swallowing, capsules can be opened and sprinkled into applesauce or cottage cheese. They can also be put into orange juice. Prevacid is prescribed for several conditions, so be sure to follow the doctor’s instructions. Do not share this medication with anyone, even if you think the symptoms are similar. For benign gastric ulcers, the short-term treatment is one 30mg capsule taken once daily for up to eight weeks.
Prevacid is generally well tolerated but side effects may include:
These may not be all the side effects of Prevacid 30mg.
If you have allergies to lansoprazole or any of the non-medicinal ingredients in Prevacid, do not take it.
Discuss your medical history and other medications that your taking with your doctor. Before taking this medication, let your physician know if you have liver disease, osteoporosis or low magnesium levels.
Store out of reach from children and at room temperature.
GERD, or heartburn, is a digestive disorder where stomach acid flows upward through the lower esophageal sphincter into the esophagus and irritates the tissue. Most people experience heartburn from time to time but if it occurs frequently and affects your quality of life, medication may be prescribed. It may be caused by numerous factors but some triggers include eating too much food too quickly or eating acidic foods. Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD include a burning sensation in the mid-abdomen.
Ulcers are breaks or holes in the protective lining of the stomach and first part of the small intestines (duodenum). There are several potential causes of stomach ulcers including heredity or long-term use of NSAIDs such as aspirin. Smoking and frequent use of steroids can increase the likelihood of getting ulcers. A burning pain in your mid-abdomen is the most common symptom. It will be less painful if you eat, drink or take antacids.
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