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Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 30mg the same potincy as Prevacid 30mg?

Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 30mg the same potincy as Prevacid 30mg?

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

Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and prevacid they help but not enough help?

What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and prevacid they help but not enough help?

Diet: If medication are not enough you have to consider if the foods you are eating are making the problem worse. Common foods like coffee, tomato sauce, orange juice, etc. Are acid and can make symptoms of gastritis or reflux worse. ...Read more

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If I have had an severe allergic reaction to Prevacid, should I take something similar like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or stick with Nexium?

If I have had an severe allergic reaction to Prevacid, should I take something similar like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or stick with Nexium?

Depends: It depends on what kind of symptoms you had from Prevacid since many so-called allergic reactions are just intolerances. If you can tolerate Nexium, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) should be fine. But if Nexium is working, there is no reason to change. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed 40mg Nexium twice a day. Is that safe? I have not had luck with prevacid or dexilant (dexlansoprazole).

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

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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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How effective is prevacid (lansoprazole)?

How effective is prevacid (lansoprazole)?

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. ...Read more

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What are the concerns of prevacid (lansoprazole) use?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): The concerns would be if you are on it long term. Calcium, iron, magnesium, B12 should be monitored and supplemented if needed. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Please describe the medication: prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Acid reducer: Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases stomach acid production. The generic for is called lansoprazole. It comes in over the counter strength of 15mg and by prescription at 30mg. ...Read more

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What are the medical effects of prevacid (lansoprazole)?

What are the medical effects of prevacid (lansoprazole)?

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

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Is there any way to get discounted prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid now comes in generic form (lansoprazole) which is cheaper. I was just advised by a pharmacist that solutab has been on back order or discontinued. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are your thoughts on prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Doctors, what are your thoughts on prevacid (lansoprazole)?

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

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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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What is the difference between Prevacid and Nexium (esomeprazole)?

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

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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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What are prevacid, (lansoprazole) blazing and amoxicillin taken for?

What are prevacid, (lansoprazole) blazing and amoxicillin taken for?

? H.pylori: I don't kinow what "blazing"is but prevacid, biaxin (clarithromycin) and Amoxicillin are taken for helicobacter pylori infection that causes gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

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How do you give prevacid (lansoprazole) solutab to a two month old infant?

How do you give prevacid (lansoprazole) solutab to a two month old infant?

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. ...Read more

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What's better for babies prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs or the suspension version?

What's better for babies prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs or the suspension version?

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

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I'm on Prevacid 30mg and carafate (sucralfate). Is light green BMs normal on these meds?

Maybe carafate (sucralfate): Doubt this is clear. Consider eliminating this and see if the color changes or then trade and eliminate Prevacid (lansoprazole). You may need to see the gastroenterologist ...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.?

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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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Been taking prevacid (lansoprazole) 30mg daily for 9 months for chronic gastritis. What is the best way to stop this med comfortably?

Depends: Though in many cases a course of treatment of 8 months is appropriate, only you and your physician can make this decision for you. The issue of "chronic gastritis" may require further treatment but not sure with the inof supplied. Talk it over with your physician. ...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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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?

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

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different from an antacid, which neutralizes the acid you've already produced. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Lansoprazole (Definition)

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