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Breastfed 6wk old doing better since prevacid (lansoprazole). Wana switch 2 form, pediatric says to use alimentum. Howdo I know for certain she has a mlk allergy?

Breastfed 6wk old doing better since prevacid (lansoprazole). Wana switch 2 form, pediatric says to use alimentum. Howdo I know for certain she has a mlk allergy?

She doesn't to BMilk: Please do yourself and ur baby a huge favor for the rest of her life & continue to breastfeed. Human breast milk is the best thing u can do for ur baby. Assuming mom's nutrition is optimum. There are so many benefits, with the highest- developing baby's strong immune system, ability to digest and therefore have top nutrition&health, &equally important the bond you strengthen w/her that is priceless. ...Read more

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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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27 year-old woman got treated for H. pylori a month ago, but only got better for a week before nausea and "stomach burning" returned, and lookin.....?

27 year-old woman got treated for H. pylori a month ago, but only got better for a week before nausea and "stomach burning" returned, and lookin.....?

H Pylori: You need a breath test to see if you've been adequately treated and possible a GI consult.

Look for a federally qualifies health clinic near you to get treated at low or no cost. ...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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Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Not at all: No they are all, as you said PPI's and appear to provide similar relief. Some are more expensive than others and drug companies would like you to believe their PPI works better than the generic. It is my belief that in general, you should stick with generic medications. Do not fall for the marketing hype. ...Read more

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Take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for almost 1 yr for chronic gastritis. Is this safe to be on long term? If I want to d/c what is the most comfortable way?

Take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for almost 1 yr for chronic gastritis. Is this safe to be on long term? If I want to d/c what is the most comfortable way?

Yes, this: Medication is designed primarily for short term use. Consult with gastroenterologist regarding the risks v. Benefits of taking it for more than one year. There are other medications that you can try, probably not as effective though. ...Read more

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I've been on prevacid for ten years. Is that safe?

I've been on prevacid for ten years. Is that safe?

Why?: That is an exceptionally long time: what was your diagnosis? Usually cycles of 2-4 weeks when symptomatic with GERD or gastritis is normal, > Get tested for H. pylori. ...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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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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Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 30mg the same potincy as Prevacid 30mg?

Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 30mg the same potincy as Prevacid 30mg?

Depends who answers: Prevacid (http://www. Drugs. Com/prevacid. Html) is a brand of generic lansoprazole. Most original versions of drugs are 50:50 mix of mirror images. In other words, they come in right AND left hand versions. Some manufacturers have learned to separate active version (sometimes right, other times left) from inactive one. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) (http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/dexilant. Html) is active right hand version. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different from an antacid, which neutralizes the acid you've already produced. ...Read more

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Can prevacid (lansoprazole) 30mg cause weight gain?

Can prevacid (lansoprazole) 30mg cause weight gain?

Yes...: ...If the bellyache was making you eat less, treatment that makes you feel better will increase your appetite. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink 3 or 4 beers a day with Prevacid?

Is it safe to drink 3 or 4 beers a day with Prevacid?

Not really: Ideally men should not drink more that 2 servings of alcohol / day; Women should limit alcohol to 1 serving / day. Excessive alcohol can contribute to both gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and an ulcer. I would encourage you to limit your alcohol intake, and consider abstaining from it, depending on the diagnosis that led to your prescription for Prevacid. ...Read more

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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) while breastfeeding?

Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) while breastfeeding?

Please discuss: With your own doctor. Risk vs benefit in your situation needs to be assessed. In general, it is not recommended while nursing. ...Read more

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Can prevacid (lansoprazole) be used to treat really bad gerd?

Can prevacid (lansoprazole) be used to treat really bad gerd?

Yes: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a ppi which is a class of medications used to treat reflux. If not better ca your doctor. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of taking prevacid or protonix (pantoprazole)?

Long term side effects of taking prevacid or protonix (pantoprazole)?

PPI side effects: Prevacid, protonix, (pantoprazole) Prilosec (& their generic equivalents) are similar, very well tolerated medications called proton pump inhibitors. In the short term they 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)--like bone thinning, low magnesium, c.Difficile. ...Read more

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One dr. On here said that prevacid (lansoprazole) makes babies irritable. Does it?

One dr. On here said that prevacid (lansoprazole) makes babies irritable. Does it?

Not know: If a baby has an acidic stomach or reflux he/she may have an irritable stomach and the medicine may help. There is some evidence that theses medicines may be responsible for causing infection. ...Read more

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I was on Prilosec OTC 3 months before. Can I repeat it after three months or should I change (like prevacid).

I was on Prilosec OTC 3 months before. Can I repeat it after three months or should I change (like prevacid).

See your MD: If you are having recurrent symptoms of stomach acid or reflux, you may need a prescription medication or a consultation with a specilist for testing of your GI tract.
Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition, can occur form continued acid reflux. ...Read more

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How many prevacid (lansoprazole) OTC can you take in a day? Dr suspects acid reflux. I think it's LPR trying a theory.

Max 2 per day...: And only for a short period of time without specific diagnosis. 7-10 day trial should show improvement if reflux. ...Read more

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I asked a question but the dr didn't seem to understand what I was asking. .. can I use Prevacid instead of nexium for gastritis flare up??

I asked a question but the dr didn't seem to understand what I was asking. .. can I use Prevacid instead of nexium for gastritis flare up??

Prevacid vs Nexium: In general, the answer is "yes." Both are Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). Used sparingly, rather than long term, these PPIs are both effective for temporary relief of heartburn symptoms. It would be best to let your doctor know you are switching, if you decide to do so, so your medical record can be updated. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Prevacid (Definition)

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


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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more