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Hi docs, is it true that prevacid and pamine (methscopolamine) are harmful to take while pregnant?

Hi docs, is it true that prevacid and pamine (methscopolamine) are harmful to take while pregnant?

Pregnancy Risks: Pamine (Methscopolamine) is FDA pregnancy Category C- so there is a possibility of harm to fetus. Prevacid (Lansoprazole) is FDA pregnancy category B. This means that animal studies have not revealed harm to fetus but that there is no data from human studies. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) in early pregnancy? Just over 4 weeks pregnant, have been on prescription prevacid (lansoprazole) for years for extreme reflux.

Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) in early pregnancy? Just over 4 weeks pregnant, have been on prescription prevacid (lansoprazole) for years for extreme reflux.

PPIs: You are on a ppi (proton pump inhibitor). What i usually do in my patients in the first trimester is try them on either Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) (generic versions usually) and if not sufficient, i eventually add back either their Prevacid or Omeprazole (prilosec), but i prefer to add it back around 14 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi..I've been very bad acid reflux..constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm..tums does not seem to be helping..is Prevacid advisable? And have i made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than

Hi..I've been very bad acid reflux..constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm..tums does not seem to be helping..is Prevacid advisable? And have i made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than

DietEevateHeadOfBed&: You can do following Do not drink or smoke Raise the head of you bed by 6 to8 inches Prevacid or Prilosec is safet take but ask your OB Doctor if it is ok Besides that avoid cirus fruits,mint,tomatoes,big fatty meals and eat at night at least 3 hours before going to bed, ...Read more

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I'm using dicyclomine and lansoprazole, which both categoried in b class in pregnancy. Do I have to stop using them if i'm trying to concieve?

I'm using dicyclomine and lansoprazole, which both categoried in b class in pregnancy. Do I have to stop using them if i'm trying to concieve?

No: Category b meds include those where no known problems with fetal development are seen in animal studies or existing human studies.They are considered safe for your situation. ...Read more

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Take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for almost 1 yr for chronic gastritis. Is this safe to be on long term? If i want to d/c what is the most comfortable way?

Take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for almost 1 yr for chronic gastritis. Is this safe to be on long term? If i want to d/c what is the most comfortable way?

Yes, this : Medication is designed primarily for short term use. Consult with gastroenterologist regarding the risks v. Benefits of taking it for more than one year. There are other medications that you can try, probably not as effective though. ...Read more

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Can I take Prevacid and Protonix (pantoprazole) together?

Can I take Prevacid and Protonix (pantoprazole) together?

Together : There is no reason to take both together. They serve the same purpose. Choose one and stay with it. ...Read more

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Can you take prevacid and relafen (nabumetone) at the same time?

Can you take prevacid and relafen (nabumetone) at the same time?

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 inhibitor. Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) even has a proton pump inhibitor in the same pill with the Naproxen and decrease gastric ulcers. The proton pump inhibitors increase the protection from the NSAID induced GI ulcerations and bleeding. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) ok to take for extended period of time?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) ok to take for extended period of time?

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 fractures If you have chronic dyspepsia, you should consider evaluation by a gastroenterologist to determine if there is an underlying cause such as H Pylori infection. ...Read more

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Can you take prevacid (lansoprazole) and levothyroxine at same time?

Can you take prevacid (lansoprazole) and levothyroxine at same time?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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Prevacid (Definition)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more