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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. ...Read more
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. ...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
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. ...Read more
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. ...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
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. ...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
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. ...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
My wife is fainting every few months. She takes Levothyroxine 100 mcg and Prevacid (lansoprazole) 15 mg. We are concerned.?
How long does the side effect of headaches last while taking Prevacid (lansoprazole)? Will it go away after taking it for a while?
Been taking prevacid (lansoprazole) 30mg daily for 9 months for chronic gastritis. What is the best way to stop this med comfortably?
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
I just started taking prevacid (lansoprazole) 15 mg OTC two weeks ago. I'm experiencing muscle twiching. Is it reversable if I stop prevacid (lansoprazole)? How can I cut it slowly?
The prevacid (lansoprazole) itself: Is probably not causing the muscle twitching. However prevacid (lansoprazole) (and all PPI's in that class) can cause a decrease in absorption of certain vitamins and minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc). These deficiencies can sometimes cause muscle aches and "twitches". These effects are almost never permanent. Talk to the doctor that recommended it to you about alternatives. ...Read more