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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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.

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I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?

I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?

Betaine HCL/pepsin: There are no reported cases on palpitations but theoretically the pepsin/HCL combo could have negative vagal feedback (vagus stimulation produces pepsin on our stomach). The vagus nerve via parasympathetic stmulation slows the heart and if it is inhibited there could be increase heart rate. You could try stopping the meds and seeing if palpitations stop. Check B6, folate (folic acid), B12. F/U with doc.

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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).

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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.

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Burning/stingin near just below left rib nearer to side. Taken 60mg lansoprazole for a week now onto 30mg a day but still burning shall I go on 60mg?

Burning/stingin near just below left rib nearer to side. Taken 60mg lansoprazole for a week now onto 30mg a day but still burning shall I go on 60mg?

Self diagnosis: You might need an upper endoscopy. Please see a GP or if u drink alcohol stop. If you eat too much junk/fast food -stopPossibly this should help. If not see a GP

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Side effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for my stomach?

Side effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for my stomach?

Side effect: Headache diarrhea constipation pancreatitis fractures low magnesium. However, your question is not proper unless you talk to doctor. Side effects are not common with this medication.

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Lansoprazole side effects include stiff neck?

Lansoprazole side effects include stiff neck?

The main side effect: Are :constipation, diarrhea, nausea.Allergic reaction. There are other very rare side effects but no stiff neck.

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What's the best antacid to take that had less side affects I was on lansoprazole but it made me ill

What's the best antacid to take that had less side affects I was on lansoprazole but it made me ill

There are many: You can choose a similar ppi like prilosec (omeprazole) and that should work well. If you want something less costly, try using zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid but you may have to take it twice daily as the effect only lasts about 12 hours.

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Baby 4 months old, still struggling with silent reflux. Was given 7, 5 mg prevacid (lansoprazole) 1xday but now less effective. Can I go up to 11, 25 mg. Side effects?

Baby 4 months old, still struggling with silent reflux. Was given 7, 5 mg prevacid (lansoprazole) 1xday but now less effective. Can I go up to 11, 25 mg. Side effects?

Call your doctor: Any medication changes on a prescription medicine need to be recommended by your doctor. Call your doctor for his/her particular advice. Don't adjust the dosage on your own.

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What are the side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole) for stomach acid?

What are the side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole) for stomach acid?

Headache,: Abdominal pain, diarrhea are the most common (albeit infrequent) short time side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole). Long term, high dose, may be associated with osteoporosis, low magnesium, and perhaps GI infections, but the risk is low. Nonetheless, we recommend using this class of drugs in the lowest dose that will control symptoms. If side effects occur, or symptoms do no resolve, you should see a doctor.

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I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. For H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment?

I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. For H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment?

Treat the H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite. Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection but all of them have side effects & are pretty strong to fight this tough bug.

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1 wk of Ranatidine 300 night GERD stomach bubbling sharp slight pain when lying on right side should I lower dose or change to Lansoprazole 15mg?

1 wk of Ranatidine 300 night GERD stomach bubbling sharp slight pain when lying on right side should I lower dose or change to Lansoprazole 15mg?

Not sure: Of the question. Did the symptoms get better or worse on treatment or didn't change? In general the proton pump inhbitors like lansoprazole are somewhat stronger than the H2 blockers (ranitidine). Both are stronger when given Twice a day.

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I have mild burning pain in my lower abdomen and diarrhea. I just started to take Prevacid (lansoprazole). Could this be a side effect of Prevacid (lansoprazole)?

I have mild burning pain in my lower abdomen and diarrhea. I just started to take Prevacid (lansoprazole). Could this be a side effect of Prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) side effect: Diarrhea is the most common side effect of Prevacid (lansoprazole). Other potential side effects include: skin rash or itching, abdominal or stomach pain, increased or decreased appetite, joint pain, nausea, and vomiting. Unlike some side effects of drugs, the diarrhea due to Prevacid (lansoprazole) does not tend to improve with time. Most people need to take a different PPI. The other PPIs do not tend to cause diarrhea.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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