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Does Prevacid Cause Constipation
Ever since i started taking prevacid (lansoprazole) everyday i haven't had the urge/been able to poop for now 4 days, im so bloated, does prevacid (lansoprazole) cause constipation?
The same: Generally, PPI medications such as Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Prilosec usually do not have any effect whatsoever on bowel movements. In fact, if they do affect them, it is usually more diarrhea than anything. Constipation is an extremely rare complication of either one. I would not worry. Good luck. ...Read more
Is Prevacid effective for gastritis?nexium (esomeprazole) causes diarrhea for me.also can gastritis cause constipation..have had some of that with gastritis flare up
Can long term use of previcid/prilosec cause digestive issues, lower lft abdomen pain small/narrow stool, constipation, floating stool?
More info needed: Thanks for your question! Prilosec's main mechanism of action is to decrease acid production. Some of the more serious complications include a form of infectious diarrhea, known as C. diff (which is not very subtle). I suspect it's not the medication, but you could always try holding it for a few days and see if it helps your symptoms. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
I am taking lansoprazole for acid reflux and heart burn. Does the medicine cause constipation? This is what I am experiencing since I have started it.
GERD treatment: Probably not causing constipation. Your gasto-esophageal reflux is not being caused by too much acid! You most likely need more stomach acid. Remember you need stomach acid to breakdown your food before it reaches your small bowel. Remember to chew your food at least 29-30 times before swallowing! Take your tine eating your food. Limit the amount of liquids you drink during your meal (max 8 oz) ...Read more
An endoscopy result indicated an inflamed colon but was prescribed lansoprazole. I continue wt gain, bloating n constipation. Can I be helped?
Of course, but...: ..please clarify your concern(s): 1) treatment approach for an inflamed colon? 2) how to fix bloating & constipation? 3) what to do about unwanted weight gain? 4) pros/cons of lansoprazole, or alternatives? Bear in mind, we have in HealthTap only 400 characters we can type to address your question. ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause low iron& make iron stores low. Was fine till took prevacid (lansoprazole) 7 days, then iron bottom out & iron sat low as well. All was fine before.
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