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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

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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

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Will taking Prevacid (lansoprazole) affect my Coreg if taken close together? If so how far apart should I take them?

Will taking Prevacid (lansoprazole) affect my Coreg if taken close together? If so how far apart should I take them?

Interaction: I doubt there is any problem taking the two medications close together. However your pharmacist is very qualified to investigate or answer this question accurately. ...Read more

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My wife is fainting every few months. She takes Levothyroxine 100 mcg and Prevacid (lansoprazole) 15 mg. We are concerned.?

My wife is fainting every few months. She takes Levothyroxine 100 mcg and Prevacid (lansoprazole) 15 mg. We are concerned.?

Very much so: B"sd
I would be terribly concerned. Little reason to blame the meds. She needs cardiovascular and perhaps neurologic evaluations. On the serious side, brings to mind heart problems, abnormal blood pressure regulation or seizures ...Read more

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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) every other day or even 3 days? When I take the prevacid (lansoprazole) I don't sleep well at night.?

Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) every other day or even 3 days? When I take the prevacid (lansoprazole) I don't sleep well at night.?

Difficult To Say: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is in the class called proton pump inhibitors. Without knowing your specific condition, it would be difficult to recommend or not recommend dosing every 2 or 3 nights. It takes 12 - 16 hours for these drugs to work after the first dose and based on the half-life of these drugs, you may not get relief without a dose every night. Of course, speak with your physician about any changes. ...Read more

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I have been taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for about 19 years for my acid condition. Should I cease to take it and change to another drug for acid reflux? Please

I have been taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for about 19 years for my acid condition. Should I cease to take it and change to another drug for acid reflux? Please

Depends: If you have been comfortable with Prevacid all these years, why change it? I hope you have had an endoscopy done, if not I recommend you get it done. If you want you can try Zantac (ranitidine) ...Read more

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Can someone take 30 mg prevacid (lansoprazole) while on cocaine?

Can someone take 30 mg prevacid (lansoprazole) while on cocaine?

Stop cocaine: If you're "on cocaine, " taking Prevacid (lansoprazole) or not is the least of your problems. See an addiction medicine doctor for help with your Cocaine abuse/addiction. It will kill you. Http://www. Asam. Org/ also Cocaine anonymous can help. Http://www. Ca.org/. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Prevacid (lansoprazole) to fully kick in and stop food regurgitation?

How long does it take for Prevacid (lansoprazole) to fully kick in and stop food regurgitation?

Depends...: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Certainly if no response within 4-5 days (depending on dose & diet/behavioral factors above) best see GI doctor if persistent/worse. ...Read more

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What if you forget to take prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 minutes before a meal-- can you take it during or after?

Best time: To take most proton pump inhibitors is on an empty stomac.
I usually recommend my patients to keep it simple by taking it right before bedtime, unless you are a bedtime snacker. ...Read more

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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?

Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?

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

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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) while breastfeeding?

Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) while breastfeeding?

Please discuss: With your own doctor. Risk vs benefit in your situation needs to be assessed. In general, it is not recommended while nursing. ...Read more

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How many prevacid (lansoprazole) OTC can you take in a day? Dr suspects acid reflux. I think it's LPR trying a theory.

How many prevacid (lansoprazole) OTC can you take in a day? Dr suspects acid reflux. I think it's LPR trying a theory.

Max 2 per day...: And only for a short period of time without specific diagnosis. 7-10 day trial should show improvement if reflux. ...Read more

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Dr. Told me to take Nexium, (esomeprazole) but it interacts badly with my Valium. I haven't found any interaction with Prevacid. Ok to take with Valium?

Dr. Told me to take Nexium, (esomeprazole) but it interacts badly with my Valium. I haven't found any interaction with Prevacid. Ok to take with Valium?

Probably: There are drug interactions between almost everything. I can tell you many people take a proton pump inhibitor and a benzodiazepine without any problem, especially if both are taken on as needed basis. I assume you are already avoiding foods that provoke acid reflux, and working on weight loss if overweight. That will cut down need for drugs like nexium, (esomeprazole) unless you have other reasons for taking it ...Read more

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Is it OK to take 2 OTC Prevacid (lansoprazole) 15 mg a day? If so, take both at the same time or space them out?

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, particularly if your dyspeptic symptoms are atypical, are progressive, or prove refractory to conventional agents. ...Read more

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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) with tums?

Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) with tums?

Wait an hour or so: Prevacid (lansoprazole) needs acid stimulus about an hour after ingestion to best be activated. A meal would be the ideal. Take the Tums after that. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Tums if you take prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Is it possible for you to take Tums if you take prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Yes: If you find that you need Tums in addition to the prevacid, (lansoprazole) you probably need to talk to your doctor about adjusting your dose or changing you to another medicine that better controls your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take my prescription strength prevacid (lansoprazole) once every 3-4 days instead of everyday, as needed?

Is it safe to take my prescription strength prevacid (lansoprazole) once every 3-4 days instead of everyday, as needed?

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. ...Read more

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Prevacid (Definition)

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Lansoprazole (Definition)

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