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Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
255 doctors shared insights

Prevacid (Overview)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
255 doctors shared insights

Prevacid (Overview)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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Why might it be that my doctor prescribe prevacid (lansoprazole) for my IBS symptoms?

Why might it be that my doctor prescribe prevacid (lansoprazole) for my IBS symptoms?

Trial: Our choice of specific therapies is based sometimes upon symptoms and response to empiric trials. Your physician may be concerned about reflux, gastritis, etc. Best is to always ask your physician why they want to use a certain medication and to make sure you understand the reason. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed prevacid (lansoprazole). But it cost too much. What is cheap alternative for silent reflux? Has to be liquid because I can't swallow pills.

Dr prescribed prevacid (lansoprazole). But it cost too much. What is cheap alternative for silent reflux? Has to be liquid because I can't swallow pills.

There's not one: Unfortunately, to get the PPIs in a liquid form means they have to be compounded by a pharmacy. They will all cost about the same because only the name brands are compounded as far as I know. Check with your pharmacist to be sure ...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 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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4 month old--silent reflux--taking prevacid (lansoprazole) but wanting to try probiotics. Are they effective?

4 month old--silent reflux--taking prevacid (lansoprazole) but wanting to try probiotics. Are they effective?

Yes, concerned...: I am quite concerned about using Prevacid (lansoprazole) in a baby. It's important to treat reflux but it can have serious side effects, isn't a cure ; should not be used for more than 12 weeks. Probiotics are more likely to address the cause as part of a natural treatment program. See http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; see http://bit.Ly/1a5tjaf for a free ebook. Consider consulting a holistic doc: http://bit.Ly/19pettq. ...Read more

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If I have LPR without heartburn, does Prevacid (lansoprazole) still work?

If I have LPR without heartburn, does Prevacid (lansoprazole) still work?

Yes: Prevacid (lansoprazole) should help with the LPR but it doesn't work right away. I would give 4-6 weeks for resolution of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) for a long period of time?

Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) for a long period of time?

Yes: Long term use of ppis such as Prevacid (lansoprazole) has been associated with an increase risk of pneumonia in the elderly and an increase risk of bone fracture in older women. It can theorhetically cause malabsorption of b12, calcium and iron. Supplimenting these is probably adequate to prevent these complications. As always, you should discuss the risks and benefits of all medications with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hiatal hernia & GERD which I take Prevacid (lansoprazole) for. I also have arthritis. Advil is the only thing that helps with pain. How much can I safely take?

I have hiatal hernia & GERD which I take Prevacid (lansoprazole) for. I also have arthritis. Advil is the only thing that helps with pain. How much can I safely take?

Max dose is: 750mg 2 times a day. Best 2 start low & work up 2 the level U need. Some start @ 750mg & drop down unt.l it no lstrength. helpful, then remember the next highest dose that works. B careful & B sure U R familiar with the side effects & risks and take under the supervision of Ur PCP.it is Rx strengt ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more