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Is Dexilant The Same As Prevacid
Depends who answers: Prevacid (http://www. Drugs. Com/prevacid. Html) is a brand of generic lansoprazole. Most original versions of drugs are 50:50 mix of mirror images. In other words, they come in right AND left hand versions. Some manufacturers have learned to separate active version (sometimes right, other times left) from inactive one. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) (http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/dexilant. Html) is active right hand version.See 1 more doctor answer
What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and prevacid they help but not enough help?
If I have had an severe allergic reaction to Prevacid, should I take something similar like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or stick with Nexium?
My doctor prescribed 40mg Nexium twice a day. Is that safe? I have not had luck with prevacid or dexilant (dexlansoprazole).
Nexium (esomeprazole) safety.: Nexium is of the same class of drugs as are Prevacid and dexilant (dexlansoprazole). If you are not getting relief from those, you may have the same experience with nexium. Ask your doctor to refer you to a gastroenterologist to see if you need to have a endoscopy to look at your esophagus, stomach and duodemum to see why you are failed conventional therapy.
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.
Very effective: Prevacid, and all the members of the class of medicines termed proton pump inhibitor's or PPIs, are very effective at reducing stomach acid. They also have very few side effects. You can use them under medical supervision with confidence. Good luck.
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) reduces acid production in the stomach and helps alleviate the discomforts from functional dyspepsia or gastroesophageal reflux. Its common adverse effects include constipation, diarrhea, headache, nausea and stomach pain. Reports have surfaced that hip fractures have been observed in those taking the medicine for long periods.
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor, a medication designed to inhibit the production of stomach acid. It is very effective at what it does and has very few side effects. Used under the supervision of a physician, it usually is very safe and effective. Good luck.
Together: There is no reason to take both together. They serve the same purpose. Choose one and stay with it.
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.
Not much.: They are both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It just depends which works best for you, trial and error, see which one suits you best.
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.
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Unfortunatley its very hard. You need to disolve and probably best to use a syringe. It is an unpleasant drug and babies tend to spit it up. Be sure its truly indicated. It also makes them irritable.
As long as...: ...You can get the medicine into the person, dose is what matters, not the form of the medicine. Personally, I think the suspension is easier.