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Best time to take prevacid

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Either works, but...: Prescription-strength Prevacid (lansoprazole) is 30mg daily, so two 15mg OTC pills achieves the same dose. Be wary however of self-medication, particu... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schieber
Family Medicine 27 years experience
OK Together: But theoretically the Prevacid (lansoprazole) will work better if it's taken on an empty stomach, before eating, and not with a medicine like Rolaids.... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes: You need to be monitored for the side effects of Relafen and other nsaids. Prevacid can help decrease the risk of GI bleeding. It is a proton pump i... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Chronic PPI use: There are concerns that taking a proton pump inhibitor such as prevacid (lansoprazole) for very long periods of time may increase the risk of bone fra... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Take only: Brand name levothyroxine, preferably in the morning an hour before eating. You can take the Prevacid (lansoprazole) at nite so there's no conflict.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Long term use of ppis such as Prevacid (lansoprazole) has been associated with an increase risk of pneumonia in the elderly and an increase risk of bo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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No waiting: The ppi takes a week or two to build up in your system and work effectively. It won't work immediately like an an-acid does. Try a different an-acid l... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelima Reddy
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Not much: Sometimes you may need double dose but would not do it long term.
A female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sure: Sure, they're not contraindicated. Feel better!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: However, the Cocaine will make the stomach problem worse.

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