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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Prevacid (Definition)

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


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If you have hep c in late stage is that called cirrosis? Can you take the medication :lansoprazole" if you have cirrosis of the liver?

If you have hep c in late stage is that called cirrosis? Can you take the medication :lansoprazole" if you have cirrosis of the liver?

Complicated: Lansoprazole is broken down by the liver and if the liver has cirrhosis and a lot of damage full doses may not be appropriate. Cirrhosis is advanced scarring and you can have a liver that still works pretty well or one that is failing (decompensation). It is important to be evaluated to see if there is cirrhosis. If so, all medications, incl over the counter, have to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Is herbalife a medication or vitamin because I think I have acid reflux I have prevacid (lansoprazole) but I have been drinking herbalife?

Is herbalife a medication or vitamin because I think I have acid reflux I have prevacid (lansoprazole) but I have been drinking herbalife?

Oh, my goodness: Herbalife is a multilevel marketing (mlm) company which makes all kinds of herbal supplements and vitamins as well as other personal care products. Its "distributors" sell them at a large profit. I don't know which product (s) you've been using, but these are not medications -- nor are they held to the same standards medications are before being offered to the public. ...Read more

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Salbutomal 100 microgrammes inhaler and Lansoprazole time release capsules 15mg-30mg can either of these medications cause sinus tachycardia?

Salbutomal 100 microgrammes inhaler and Lansoprazole time release capsules 15mg-30mg can either of these medications cause sinus tachycardia?

Asthma meds: Salbutamol (albuterol) is a beta agonist drug which is used via inhaler to open constricted airways. Sinus tachycardia is a common side-effect. For personal advice about your case of course a cardiologist would need a lot more info. ...Read more

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On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium. So on my medication, especially Ramipril can I take magnesium supplements as there is moderate risk of hyperkalemia?

On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium. So on my medication, especially Ramipril can I take magnesium supplements as there is moderate risk of hyperkalemia?

You need levels: Before you assume that a possible side effect of a medication is going to happen to you you need to know for sure. Too much magnesium, potassium or calcium can be as bad as too little. A simple blood test looking at your magnesium and electrolytes will answer that question, and then you have information to tailor what if any supplements to take ...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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If the pain (below rib 2 inches, right) passes with Lansoprazole at once, do I need endoscopy? Its been 5 days I take this drug. Should I continue?

If the pain (below rib 2 inches, right) passes with Lansoprazole at once, do I need endoscopy? Its been 5 days I take this drug. Should I continue?

Discuss: Discuss this with your doctor. It seems that the Lansoprazole has helped you so it makes sense to continue it. If your doctor feels that a direct view of your stomach is necessary then an endoscopy is the answer. All the best. ...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 started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug (inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more

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When is it best to take "lansoprazole"?

When is it best to take "lansoprazole"?

In the morning: The best time to take a ppi (proton pump inhibitor) is 1 hour before eating, so really first thing in the morning is certainly a great time. ...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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Is more than 60 mg of lansoprazole a day suggested?

More than 60 mg: Not usually but in some conditions it is needed; truly the dose that suppresses acid without significant side effects is the appropriate dose - while it is rare it is sometimes needed and I have prescribed it - in general the lowest dose of a medication is always the best if it is effective. ...Read more

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Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) decrease your appetite?

Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) decrease your appetite?

It: Has been reported in the side effect profile. But rare. If symptoms started after you started medicine. Stop the med. And call you doctor ...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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Can you take distflatyl when also taking lansoprazole?

Can you take distflatyl when also taking lansoprazole?

Yes: It is no problem to use Disflatyl when on a regular dose of lansoprazole. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ok to take 15mg lansoprazole while on 50mg sertarline?

Yes: These are generally regarded as safe in conjunction with each other and do not have a profound effect on each other's metabolism within the body. You should be able to take each of them without worry. Hope they are helpful. ...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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What is the best way to make lansoprazole 30mg effective?

What is the best way to make lansoprazole 30mg effective?

Lansoprazole: The best way to maximize the effectiveness of Lansoprazole is take it on a regular basis, approximately 20 minutes before some food. Most people take it in the mornings. Good luck. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get with an overdose of lansoprazole?

What symptoms do you get with an overdose of lansoprazole?

Nausa/diarrhea: Usual side effect to Lansoprazole are nausea and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What can I do to replace taking prevacid (lansoprazole) every day?

What can I do to replace taking prevacid (lansoprazole) every day?

Depends: It depends on why your take it. If you take it because you have an ulcer or precancerous changes in the lining of your esophagus or stomach then I would encourage you to keep taking it. If however, it's just for reflux/heartburn you can try the things recommended on this link: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heartburn-gerd/ds00095/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more