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Can You Take Prevacid With Levothyroxine
My wife is fainting every few months. She takes Levothyroxine 100 mcg and Prevacid (lansoprazole) 15 mg. We are concerned.?
No: Levothyroid must be taken separate on empty stomach with only water. I would wait at least 4 hours for other meds to ensure max absorption/benefit. ...Read more
Yes: Hi. There's a silly notion out there that levothyroxine (LT4) needs to be taken alone. I recommend patients to take it when it's most convenient...usually in the morning with all their pills (and food is fine too). LT4 and lansoprazole have no interaction. LT4 comes in a multitude of incremental doses, and if any medicine or food fractionally impairs absorption, that's cheap and easy to fix. ...Read more
Levoxyl (thyroxine) should be:
Taken separately on empty stomach first thing in the morning and then after 30 to 60 minutes later rest of the medicines and Breakfast should be taken. So that there is no interference for Thyroid medicine Absorption.
Lansoprazole helps with Acid reflux so it should be taken in the morning also with breakfast. ...Read more
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
Together: There is no reason to take both together. They serve the same purpose. Choose one and stay with it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Sure: Sure, they're not contraindicated. Feel better!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What if you forget to take prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 minutes before a meal-- can you take it during or after?
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
Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?
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
No....: Both are PPI.......if needed you can take one with increased dose. ...Read more
How many prevacid (lansoprazole) OTC can you take in a day? Dr suspects acid reflux. I think it's LPR trying a theory.
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
Not much: Sometimes you may need double dose but would not do it long term. ...Read more
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?
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
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
I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?
Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug (inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more
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