Lansoprazole is the generic ingredient in Prevacid and is part of a group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Prevacid FasTab is used to treat ulcers and acid reflux.
When a reduction in the secretion of gastric acid is required, your doctor may prescribe Prevacid because it blocks the production of this acid. Prevacid treats and prevents GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and ulcers.
Prevacid inhibits the action of a certain enzyme in the stomach which in turn lowers the level of gastric acid. Since acid is required to form ulcers, Prevacid prevents ulcers from forming and assists with the healing process. With less acid in the stomach, people who experience acid reflux will not have as much irritation and pain in the esophagus.
Prevacid FasTabs are formulated to dissolve on your tongue in about a minute, so there is no need to chew or swallow the tablet. Prevacid is usually taken orally in the morning before breakfast. Dosing will vary depending on the condition. For the healing of NSAID-associated gastric ulcers, the recommended adult dose is 15mg to 30mg once daily for up 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 30mg.
Do not take Prevacid if you are hypersensitive to lansoprazole or any of the other ingredients in this medication.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor, especially if you have liver disease, osteoporosis or low magnesium levels. Tell your doctor if you are taking other drugs like ampicillin, iron pills or methotrexate before taking Prevacid.
Keep out of reach from children and at room temperature.
Sometimes the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is unable to effectively contain the stomach contents and they flow upward to the esophagus causing irritation and pain from the acid. The main symptom of GERD is chronic heartburn and regurgitation of acid. If heartburn happens frequently (more than once per week) or if the pain is severe enough to wake you up, you may consider seeing your doctor.
Peptic ulcers are caused when gastric acid leaves open sores in the inner surface of the stomach or small intestine. A mucus layer usually protects these surfaces but if the mucus is decreased or the acid is increased, you could develop an ulcer. Gastric or duodenal ulcers cause symptoms which include a burning stomach pain, bloating, belching, heartburn and nausea. See your doctor if you have severe symptoms like vomiting blood.
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