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A 39-year-old female asked about a 66-year-old female:

how long does the side effect of headaches last while taking prevacid (lansoprazole)? will it go away after taking it for a while?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
It usually does not: go away until you stop it. Try Pepcid (famotidine) complete

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) for a long period of time?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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 bone fracture in older women. It can theorhetically cause malabsorption of b12, calcium and iron. Supplimenting these is probably adequate to prevent these complications. As always, you should discuss the risks and benefits of all medications with your doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:

On lansoprazole, worried about side effects?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Few: Really don't need to worry too much about side effects. They're few and long term use can lead to problems such as osteoporosis and a slight increased risk of certain types of infection. Generally, though, these are quite safe.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take lansoprazole for years?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Probably: Proton pump inhibitors are generally quite safe to take the long-term. There have been some increasing associations with pneumonia and other infections, perhaps it can weak bones (osteoporosis), but mostly these are safe. The real question is do you really need this medication for years?
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take lansoprazole for 10 years or so?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Pratip Nag
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes but: Only if its prescribed by your doctor because the child needs it.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to get discounted prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid now comes in generic form (lansoprazole) which is cheaper. I was just advised by a pharmacist that solutab has been on back order or discontinued.

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