A 26-year-old male asked:
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is it safe to take my prescription strength prevacid (lansoprazole) once every 3-4 days instead of everyday, as needed?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No: These medications are not effective that way. Better get rechecked you can take have a different problem in your stomach.....H pylori may be. Antacids can be taken that way...As needed. You can take daily for 8-12 wks and then can stop to see if symptoms are coming back.
Answered on Aug 11, 2019

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