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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

Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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My doctor prescribed 40mg Nexium twice a day. Is that safe? I have not had luck with prevacid or dexilant (dexlansoprazole).

My doctor prescribed 40mg Nexium twice a day. Is that safe? I have not had luck with prevacid or dexilant (dexlansoprazole).

Nexium (esomeprazole) safety.: Nexium is of the same class of drugs as are Prevacid and dexilant (dexlansoprazole). If you are not getting relief from those, you may have the same experience with nexium. Ask your doctor to refer you to a gastroenterologist to see if you need to have a endoscopy to look at your esophagus, stomach and duodemum to see why you are failed conventional therapy. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. for H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment ?

I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. for H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment ?

Treat the H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection but all of them have side effects & are pretty strong to fight this tough bug. ...Read more

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Can 1mos use of Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause iron/b12 deficiency? Or is it more likely caused by atrophic gastritis for which PPI was prescribed?

Can 1mos use of Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause iron/b12 deficiency? Or is it more likely caused by atrophic gastritis for which PPI was prescribed?

Atrophic gastritis: Prevacid (lansoprazole) can cause b12 deficiency or pernicious anemia, but it's limited moreso to the elderly. Atrophic gastritis has a clearer association and can be a cause of pernicious anemia from low b12. Iron level measurements are often changed with anemia, but neither Prevacid (lansoprazole), nor atrophic gastritis seem to cause iron deficiency directly. ...Read more

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I recently tested postive for H-pylori bacteria and my dr. prescribed 2 antibiotics plus Prevacid (lansoprazole). I'm worried it could be turn into stomach cancer??

I recently tested postive for H-pylori bacteria and my dr. prescribed 2 antibiotics plus Prevacid (lansoprazole).  I'm worried it could be turn into stomach cancer??

Unlikely...: Helicobacter infections can be associated rarely with gastric lymphomas. If you are concerned, discuss the possibility of a rebiopsy after treatment to be absolutely sure that both the helicobacter and the inflammation associated with the infection has resolved. ...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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more