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I was on prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) for 2 weeksand omeprazole 80mg perday for a week. It's been 3 days I stopped, now feeling tired and aches. Is that withdrawal of ppi?

I was on prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) for 2 weeksand omeprazole 80mg perday for a week. It's been 3 days I stopped, now feeling tired and aches. Is that withdrawal of ppi?

Not usually: Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) was to treat bacteria in your gut and adjust acid level. Gi system goes through an adjustment with these powerful meds, sometimes just the change of stopping them can contribute to symptoms described. Should improve. ...Read more

Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more