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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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Prevacid (Definition)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


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Long term side effects of taking prevacid or protonix (pantoprazole)?

Long term side effects of taking prevacid or protonix (pantoprazole)?

PPI side effects: Prevacid, protonix, (pantoprazole) Prilosec (& their generic equivalents) are similar, very well tolerated medications called proton pump inhibitors. In the short term they 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)--like bone thinning, low magnesium, c.Difficile. ...Read more

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Baby 4 months old, still struggling with silent reflux. Was given 7, 5 mg prevacid (lansoprazole) 1xday but now less effective. Can I go up to 11, 25 mg. Side effects?

Baby 4 months old, still struggling with silent reflux. Was given 7, 5 mg prevacid (lansoprazole) 1xday but now less effective. Can I go up to 11, 25 mg. Side effects?

Call your doctor: Any medication changes on a prescription medicine need to be recommended by your doctor. Call your doctor for his/her particular advice. Don't adjust the dosage on your own. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for my stomach?

Side effects of taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for my stomach?

Side effect: Headache diarrhea constipation pancreatitis fractures low magnesium. However, your question is not proper unless you talk to doctor. Side effects are not common with this medication. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole) for stomach acid?

What are the side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole) for stomach acid?

Headache,: Abdominal pain, diarrhea are the most common (albeit infrequent) short time side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole).
Long term, high dose, may be associated with osteoporosis, low magnesium, and perhaps GI infections, but the risk is low.
Nonetheless, we recommend using this class of drugs in the lowest dose that will control symptoms.
If side effects occur, or symptoms do no resolve, you should see a
doctor. ...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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I have acid relfux (acid coming up). PPIs (Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid) give dizziness and swelling in my throat. Doc won't put me on prescription. Zantac and Pepcid isn't strong enough. No h.pylori. Should I take ppi regardless of side effects?

I have acid relfux (acid coming up). PPIs (Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid) give dizziness and swelling in my throat. Doc won't put me on prescription. Zantac and Pepcid isn't strong enough. No h.pylori. Should I take ppi regardless of side effects?

Reflux: Have you tried strict dietary measures like avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, spices, and greasy foods which can loosen the sphincter or valve between the stomach contents and esophagus? You could try taking gaviscon as a preventative of gerd. Sometimes symptoms are not due to acid reflux but due to bile reflux which doesn't respond to ppi's or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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Fever, flu symptoms after taking a prevacid (lansoprazole). Fever only lasted 2-3 hrs and never returned. I've taken it before. Side effect? Coincidence?

Fever, flu symptoms after taking a prevacid (lansoprazole). Fever only lasted 2-3 hrs and never returned. I've taken it before. Side effect? Coincidence?

Coincidence.: While any medication can have side effects (including flu like symptoms) very few can cause fever. My guess is that you had a virus that has now passed. The way to know for sure would be to take the medication again. If the symptoms soon return, then it was the medication; if they do not, then it was coincidence. ...Read more

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I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?

I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?

Betaine HCL/pepsin: There are no reported cases on palpitations but theoretically the pepsin/HCL combo could have negative vagal feedback (vagus stimulation produces pepsin on our stomach). The vagus nerve via parasympathetic stmulation slows the heart and if it is inhibited there could be increase heart rate. You could try stopping the meds and seeing if palpitations stop. Check B6, folate (folic acid), B12. F/U with doc. ...Read more

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I have mild burning pain in my lower abdomen and diarrhea. I just started to take Prevacid (lansoprazole). Could this be a side effect of Prevacid (lansoprazole)?

I have mild burning pain in my lower abdomen and diarrhea. I just started to take Prevacid (lansoprazole). Could this be a side effect of Prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) side effect: Diarrhea is the most common side effect of Prevacid (lansoprazole). Other potential side effects include: skin rash or itching, abdominal or stomach pain, increased or decreased appetite, joint pain, nausea, and vomiting. Unlike some side effects of drugs, the diarrhea due to Prevacid (lansoprazole) does not tend to improve with time. Most people need to take a different PPI. The other PPIs do not tend to cause diarrhea. ...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 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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What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

Possible: Intestinal overgrowth of bacteria and infection susceptibility but sounds like he is doing ok so far. Sometime you have to outweigh benefits and risks. Talk to your provider about this question. You deserve this answer from the provider in this case. ...Read more

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How quickly do you feel the effects of products like prevacid and Nexium (esomeprazole) on stomach pain?

How quickly do you feel the effects of products like prevacid and Nexium (esomeprazole) on stomach pain?

Depends: Some feel improvement within minutes of hours. However, it may take up to 14 days to reach maximal benefit. ...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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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

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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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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