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What is the definition or description of: Lansoprazole overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Lansoprazole overdose?

Rare indeed: The effects of human overdose on lansoprazole are unknown. While acute toxicity is likely to be low, as in any case of suspected overdose the patient should be closely monitored. ...Read more

Lansoprazole Overdose (Definition)

The effects of human overdose on lansoprazole are unknown. While acute toxicity is likely to be low, as in any case of suspected overdose the patient ...Read more


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What is the treatment for lansoprazole overdose?

What is the treatment for lansoprazole overdose?

None: Nothing to worry about, however theoretically it may change the metabolism of other medications. ...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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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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Lansoprazole, what side effects?

Lansoprazole, what side effects?

Nausea: Nausea and diarrhea are the most common side effects of lansoprazole. ...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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Could you drink when your on lansoprazole?

Could you drink when your on lansoprazole?

Yes, but...: Alcohol will not interact with lansoprazole. However, the alcohol may make worse the underlying illness that you are taking the lansoprazole for, such as GERD or an ulcer.Therefore it might be good to try to minimize the alcohol if you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 mg side effects?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 mg side effects?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) S.E.'s: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more

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On lansoprazole, worried about side effects?

On lansoprazole, worried about side effects?

Few: Really don't need to worry too much about side effects. They're few and long term use can lead to problems such as osteoporosis and a slight increased risk of certain types of infection. Generally, though, these are quite safe. ...Read more

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How can Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause pancreatitis?

How can Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause pancreatitis?

Very rare: Prevacid (lansoprazole) has been reported to be able to cause pancreatitis, but is extremely rare.jI would not let the rare risk of pancreatitis get in the way of you taking this medication, if it is necessary in your situation.c ...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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Is there an all natural alternative to prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Is there an all natural alternative to prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Natural?: It is not a common natural function to block normal function(as most meds do) it is more natural to support normal function. Changing diet, adding fruits and veggies, and adding digestive enzymes and probitoics can all help reflux. ...Read more

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Can someone take 30 mg prevacid (lansoprazole) while on cocaine?

Can someone take 30 mg prevacid (lansoprazole) while on cocaine?

Stop cocaine: If you're "on cocaine, " taking Prevacid (lansoprazole) or not is the least of your problems. See an addiction medicine doctor for help with your Cocaine abuse/addiction. It will kill you. http://www.asam.org/ also Cocaine anonymous can help. http://www.ca.org/. ...Read more

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Please help! when to stop taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for gerds?

Please help! when to stop taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for gerds?

2-3 months: If you were having a particularly bad time with GERD symptoms, try weaning yourself off the medication after 2-3 months and see what happens. You may be able to use the medication only as needed. If not, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which nutrients does long term use of Prevacid (lansoprazole) affect?

Which nutrients does long term use of Prevacid (lansoprazole) affect?

PPI's: There has been a lot of research done on the effects of PPI's on minerals and nutrients, specifically calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B12. The preponderance of the research has suggested that PPI's do not have long-term effects on these nutrients except for rare patients with low magnesium. There is no need to supplement your diet based solely on taking PPI's. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am I unable to efficiently digest food while on Prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Am I unable to efficiently digest food while on Prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Will likely digest: When a person takes Prevacid (lansoprazole), (lansoprazole) it should be because they have too much stomach acid. While the drug will likely lower the level of acid, there are other ways that acid is produced and released. It is probably better to think of Prevacid (lansoprazole) as "dialing it down" rather than turning off a switch. ...Read more

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Which acid meds can you take if you have colitis ? Lansoprazole made me worse

Which acid meds can you take if you have colitis ? Lansoprazole made me worse

Try another PPI.: just because lansoprezole makes your symptoms worse does not mean that the other PPI's will do the same. I would return to your doctor to see if one of the others helps your gastric symptoms. If they do not, then one could consider high does ranitidine or consider the possibility that your symptoms may not be due to excessive acid. Further tests or medication trials may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the long term effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for 2 years?

What are some of  the long term effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for 2 years?

PREVACID/LONG TERM: It might interfere with absorption of certain drugs where gastric ph level is important
vit B12 deficiency
atrophic gastritis
very rare reports of hip fractures
infectious diarrhea due to reduced acid in stomach
dependance on the drug, if you stop you get worse symptoms of heart burn, than it was before you stated taking it and have to go back on it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Prevacid (lansoprazole) to fully kick in and stop food regurgitation ?

How long does it take for Prevacid (lansoprazole) to fully kick in and stop food regurgitation ?

Depends...: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Certainly if no response within 4-5 days (depending on dose & diet/behavioral factors above) best see GI doctor if persistent/worse. ...Read more

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Do pantoprazole and lansoprazole differ in any way? Can I use one of them when i can't find the other one?

Not significant : The difference between these two medicines is insignificant. You should be fine changing one for the other. There are anecdotal reports of one working better for one person or another. The real differences are negligible. ...Read more

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What if you forget to take prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 minutes before a meal-- can you take it during or after ?

Best time: To take most proton pump inhibitors is on an empty stomac.
I usually recommend my patients to keep it simple by taking it right before bedtime, unless you are a bedtime snacker. ...Read more

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Can lansoprazole 30mg and loratadine 10mg pills be taken at the same time in the am? Just making sure all is ok

Can lansoprazole 30mg  and loratadine 10mg pills be taken at the same time in the am? Just making sure all is ok

Yes: To my knowledge they can be taken together, but for Lansoprazole to work, it should be on an empty stomach in the morning. ...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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Dr gave me script 4 prilosec40mg not covered by insur so cvs said lansoprazole 15mg 2 pills per day is fine true or not?

Dr gave me script 4 prilosec40mg not covered by insur so cvs said lansoprazole 15mg 2 pills per day is fine true or not?

H-2 Blocker: Yes... True,
both are same h-2 blocker but little different. Prilosec is Omeprazole (generic name); Prevacid is lansoprazole. ...Read more

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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?

Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?

OK Together: But theoretically the Prevacid (lansoprazole) will work better if it's taken on an empty stomach, before eating, and not with a medicine like Rolaids. ...Read more

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Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause low iron& make iron stores low. Was fine till took prevacid (lansoprazole) 7 days, then iron bottom out & iron sat low as well. All was fine before.

Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause low iron& make iron stores low. Was fine till took prevacid (lansoprazole)  7 days, then iron bottom out & iron sat low as well. All was fine before.

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) may cause mineral malabsorption, but this would not occur in only 7 days. Your body has iron stores to make up for any decrease over this time. I suspect your iron was low beforehand and you may not have been made fully aware of that. ...Read more

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Lansoprazole (Definition)

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