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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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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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I am taking lansoprazole for acid reflux and heart burn. Does the medicine cause constipation? This is what I am experiencing since I have started it.

I am taking lansoprazole for acid reflux and heart burn. Does the medicine cause constipation? This is what I am experiencing since I have started it.

GERD treatment: Probably not causing constipation. Your gasto-esophageal reflux is not being caused by too much acid! You most likely need more stomach acid. Remember you need stomach acid to breakdown your food before it reaches your small bowel.
Remember to chew your food at least 29-30 times before swallowing! Take your tine eating your food. Limit the amount of liquids you drink during your meal (max 8 oz) ...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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Prevacid (Definition)

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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more