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How safe is Prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hr? Anything I need to watch out for. How does it affect liver, kidneys & heart?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor, which are among the safest class of medications we use. There are rare associations with low magnesium levels and with a kidney disorder known as interstitial nephritis, but otherwise are relatively safe. There are possible associations with some types of pneumonia. There are no proven heart or liver side effects. Good luck. Read more...

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...

I was told that long term Prevacid (lansoprazole) has been linked with dementia and kidney failure. Is there any truth to this?

Enough to be wary. Both issues are being researched - concerns haven't caused regulatory action, but avoid use if possible. Seek alternatives. I've seen very good success in mild/moderate heartburn using a 4 oz mix of about 1/2 organic apple cider vinegar w/ water and a 1/4 tsp baking soda. The taste becomes almost okay once you get used to it and the results are pretty quick. Works by re-directing acid down. Best! Read more...