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Wat are the effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) clonazepam and lithium orotate together? These medication safe to combine? I need a 2nd opinion
Klonopin/Lithium: As tolerated, they should be safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is herbalife a medication or vitamin because I think I have acid reflux I have prevacid (lansoprazole) but I have been drinking herbalife?
Oh, my goodness: Herbalife is a multilevel marketing (mlm) company which makes all kinds of herbal supplements and vitamins as well as other personal care products. Its "distributors" sell them at a large profit. I don't know which product (s) you've been using, but these are not medications -- nor are they held to the same standards medications are before being offered to the public. ...Read more
If I take synthroid, do I wait 2+ hours to take digestive medication (excluding antiacids) like Miralax or Prevacid/Priolsec or can you take together?
Synthroid/prilosec: It is safe to take the two medications together. If stomach gets upset with that, then take them 1-2 hours apart. ...Read more
I experience heart burn probably 2-3 times each week, especially at nigh is there more I can do other than treat it with OTC medication like prevacid (lansoprazole)?
Yes: U may want to see GI specialist as other potentially curable condions can exists! ...Read more
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 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
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
Experiencing acid reflux symptoms, at advice of np recommended OTC prevacid daily and Zantac (ranitidine) 75 prn. Been on it a month and have improved, just got insurance but need a prescription drug. What do you recommend?
Do I need to continue taking Prevacid (lansoprazole) after completion of triple-drug therapy for eradication of an H. Pylori infection?
Recovering from virus, used advil, (ibuprofen) sudafed nyquil. Now have bad acid reflux with gagging. On prevacid/antacids but still gagging. Diet? Drugs?
Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg (graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
No interactions: No interactions between these medications that I am aware of. ...Read more
It: Has been reported in the side effect profile. But rare. If symptoms started after you started medicine. Stop the med. And call you doctor ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) reduces acid production in the stomach and helps alleviate the discomforts from functional dyspepsia or gastroesophageal reflux. Its common adverse effects include constipation, diarrhea, headache, nausea and stomach pain. Reports have surfaced that hip fractures have been observed in those taking the medicine for long periods. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on why your take it. If you take it because you have an ulcer or precancerous changes in the lining of your esophagus or stomach then I would encourage you to keep taking it. If however, it's just for reflux/heartburn you can try the things recommended on this link: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heartburn-gerd/ds00095/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more
Not much: Sometimes you may need double dose but would not do it long term. ...Read more
Is it OK to take 2 OTC Prevacid (lansoprazole) 15 mg a day? If so, take both at the same time or space them out?
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
Sure: Sure, they're not contraindicated. Feel better!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
It might interfere with absorption of certain drugs where gastric ph level is important
vit B12 deficiency
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
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
What if you forget to take prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 minutes before a meal-- can you take it during or after?
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
Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?
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.
I seem to do better with prevacid (lansoprazole) rather than omperizole generic and will thus go back to prevacid (lansoprazole) is this due to different meds or generic vs proprietry?
Different medication: Its probably the different medications.Get a more detailed answer ›