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Dr. Janice Alexander
253 doctors shared insights

Lansoprazole (Overview)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid production in the stomach.


Dr. Janice Alexander
253 doctors shared insights

Lansoprazole (Overview)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid production in the stomach.


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Why might it be that my doctor prescribe prevacid (lansoprazole) for my IBS symptoms?

Why might it be that my doctor prescribe prevacid (lansoprazole) for my IBS symptoms?

Trial: Our choice of specific therapies is based sometimes upon symptoms and response to empiric trials. Your physician may be concerned about reflux, gastritis, etc. Best is to always ask your physician why they want to use a certain medication and to make sure you understand the reason. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is taking 30 mgs of lansoprazole long term > 1 yr. Too long, and does drug lose effectiveness when used long term?

Lansoprazole : At times the drug may lose some effectiveness but the main concern with long term ppi treatment t is that of decreased absorption of magnesium, calcium, iron, b12. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lansoprazole for years?

Is it safe to take lansoprazole for years?

Probably: Proton pump inhibitors are generally quite safe to take the long-term. There have been some increasing associations with pneumonia and other infections, perhaps it can weak bones (osteoporosis), but mostly these are safe. The real question is do you really need this medication for years? ...Read more

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Fever, flu symptoms after taking a prevacid (lansoprazole)..Fever only lasted 2-3 hrs and never returned..I've taken it before. Side effect? Coincidence?

Fever, flu symptoms after taking a prevacid (lansoprazole)..Fever only lasted 2-3 hrs and never returned..I've taken it before. Side effect? Coincidence?

Coincidence.: While any medication can have side effects (including flu like symptoms) very few can cause fever. My guess is that you had a virus that has now passed. The way to know for sure would be to take the medication again. If the symptoms soon return, then it was the medication; if they do not, then it was coincidence. ...Read more

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Is it prudent to take lansoprazole when on warfarin to protect against stomach bleeds?

Is it prudent to take lansoprazole when on warfarin to protect against stomach bleeds?

No: Medications like Lansoprazole are not routinely recommended when taking warfarin unless there are other indications. There is no proof that such a practice reduces the risk for a GI bleed. In fact, Lansoprazole interacts with warfarin and can increase the inr leading to an increased risk for bleeding if the warfarin dose is not adjusted properly. ...Read more

Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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Prevacid (Definition)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more