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Please describe the medication: prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Please describe the medication: prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Acid reducer: Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases stomach acid production. The generic for is called lansoprazole. It comes in over the counter strength of 15mg and by prescription at 30mg. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Is herbalife a medication or vitamin because I think I have acid reflux I have prevacid (lansoprazole) but I have been drinking herbalife?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

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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How effective is prevacid (lansoprazole)?

How effective is prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Very effective: Prevacid, and all the members of the class of medicines termed proton pump inhibitor's or PPIs, are very effective at reducing stomach acid. They also have very few side effects. You can use them under medical supervision with confidence. Good luck. ...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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Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) decrease your appetite?

Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) decrease your appetite?

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

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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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What are the medical effects of prevacid (lansoprazole)?

What are the medical effects of prevacid (lansoprazole)?

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

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What can I do to replace taking prevacid (lansoprazole) every day?

What can I do to replace taking prevacid (lansoprazole) every day?

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

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Is there any way to get discounted prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid now comes in generic form (lansoprazole) which is cheaper. I was just advised by a pharmacist that solutab has been on back order or discontinued. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Either works, but...: Prescription-strength Prevacid (lansoprazole) is 30mg daily, so two 15mg OTC pills achieves the same dose. Be wary however of self-medication, particularly if your dyspeptic symptoms are atypical, are progressive, or prove refractory to conventional agents. ...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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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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What are some of the long term effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for 2 years?

What are some of the long term effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for 2 years?

PREVACID/LONG TERM: It might interfere with absorption of certain drugs where gastric ph level is important
vit B12 deficiency
atrophic gastritis
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

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How long does it take for Prevacid (lansoprazole) to fully kick in and stop food regurgitation?

How long does it take for Prevacid (lansoprazole) to fully kick in and stop food regurgitation?

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

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What if you forget to take prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 minutes before a meal-- can you take it during or after?

Best time: 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

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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?

Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?

OK Together: But theoretically the Prevacid (lansoprazole) will work better if it's taken on an empty stomach, before eating, and not with a medicine like Rolaids. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) may cause mineral malabsorption, but this would not occur in only 7 days. Your body has iron stores to make up for any decrease over this time. I suspect your iron was low beforehand and you may not have been made fully aware of that. ...Read more

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What are prevacid, (lansoprazole) blazing and amoxicillin taken for?

What are prevacid, (lansoprazole) blazing and amoxicillin taken for?

? H.pylori: I don't kinow what "blazing"is but prevacid, biaxin (clarithromycin) and Amoxicillin are taken for helicobacter pylori infection that causes gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more