Prevacid contains the active ingredient lansoprazole. As one type of proton pump inhibitor (PPI), lansoprazole is used to treat ulcers and acid reflux.
Prevacid is prescribed when the secretion of gastric acid needs to be reduced. Conditions involving too much gastric acid include duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, GERD, gastric ulcers which are associated with NSAID use, and the treatment of H. pylori infections.
Acid is required to form ulcers. Prevacid stops the cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid, thereby preventing ulcers from forming or assisting with the healing process. The drop in the level of gastric acid also helps people who have heartburn because less irritation occurs.
This medication is taken orally. Prevacid FasTabs should NOT be swallowed whole or chewed. These tablets should be placed on the tongue. They will dissolve in about one minute and the remnants can be swallowed. Take Prevacid in the morning before breakfast. Dosing will vary depending on the condition. For treatment of gastric ulcers, the usual dosage for adults is one Prevacid 15mg FasTab before breakfast for four to eight weeks.
Prevacid is generally well tolerated but contact your doctor if these side effects become severe or bothersome:
These may not be all the side effects of Prevacid FasTab.
Prevacid is contraindicated for patients who are hypersensitive to lansoprazole or any of the other ingredients in this medication.
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. Prevacid may have interactions with other drugs like digoxin and warfarin.
Keep out of reach from children and at room temperature.
When the valve at the bottom of the esophagus is not working properly, stomach acid may flow upwards. Unlike the stomach, the esophagus does not have a lining to protect itself against irritating gastric acid. When gastric acid backs up into the esophagus, it causes pain and irritation also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The main symptom of GERD is a burning pain above the belly button and can extend upwards to the back of the throat. The pain is often worse by eating or lying down and can last up to two hours. Other symptoms are regurgitation and a sour or bitter taste in the back of the mouth.
Peptic ulcers are caused when the mucus layer wears away in either the stomach (called gastric ulcers) or the upper part of the small intestine (called duodenal ulcers) causing lesions or sores. Peptic ulcers are caused by 2 main reasons: 1) H. pylori bacteria infections which cause the majority of ulcers, and 2) use of ASA (Aspirin) and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen. Symptoms include a burning pain or a dull ache above the naval.
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