Prevacid (Lansoprazole)

Prevacid wordt gebruikt om bepaalde soorten zweren te voorkomen of te behandelen.

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10 mg (EU2EU) 30
10 mg (EU2EU) 60
10 mg (EU2EU) 90
10 mg (EU2EU) 120
10 mg (EU2EU) 180

How is it used

Prevacid is used to prevent or treat certain types of ulcers. It is also used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (eg, heartburn) and irritation of the esophagus. It is also used to treat conditions that cause the body to make too much stomach acid (for example, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor. It works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

For what conditions or diseases is this drug prescribed?

Treats peptic ulcers / duodenal ulcers or for gastrointestinal medications

Prevacid is used to prevent or treat certain types of ulcers. It is also used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (eg, heartburn) and irritation of the esophagus. It is also used to treat conditions that cause the body to make too much stomach acid (for example, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor. It works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Do not use Prevacid:

  • are allergic to any ingredient in Prevacid
  • you are taking an HIV protease inhibitor (for example, atazanavir).

contact your doctor immediately if any of these situations occur.

Some diseases can interact with Prevacid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a medical condition, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicines, herbal remedies, or dietary supplements
  • if you are allergic to medicines, foods or other substances
  • if you have liver problems or stomach or colon cancer

Some medicines can interact with Prevacid.

  • Clarithromycin or voriconazole because they may increase the risk of side effects from Prevacid
  • Blood thinners (such as warfarin) or digoxin because the risk of their side effects may be increased with Prevacid
  • Azole antifungals (eg ketoconazole), clopidogrel, HIV protease inhibitors (eg atazanavir), iron or theophylline, as their effectiveness may be decreased with Prevacid.

This may not be a complete list of all the interactions that can occur. Ask your doctor if Prevacid can interact with other medications you are taking. Consult your doctor before starting, stopping, or changing the dose of any medicine.

How should this medicine be used?

Use Prevacid as directed by your doctor.

  • Prevacid should be taken before meals.
    If you have trouble swallowing the capsules, you can sprinkle the contents on a tablespoon of applesauce; swallow immediately without chewing or crushing the granules.
  • You can also mix the granules with 2 ounces of orange or tomato juice. (Rinse the glass with another 4 ounces of juice to make sure you get the full dose.)
  • If you have forgotten to take a dose of Prevacid, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your doctor any questions you have about the use of Prevacid.

What are the side effects that this medicine can cause?

important safety information:

  • Prevacid can cause drowsiness or dizziness.
  • These effects can be worse if taken with alcohol or certain medications.
  • Use Prevacid with caution. Don't drive or do other potentially unsafe tasks until you know how to react.
  • Contact your doctor if you have symptoms of a bleeding ulcer, such as black tarry stools or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;or if you experience a sore throat, chest pain, severe stomach pain, or trouble swallowing.
  • Prevacid can interfere with certain laboratory tests. Make sure your doctor and the laboratory personnel know that you are using Prevacid.
  • Prevacid should be used with caution in Asian patients;the risk of adverse reactions may be higher in these patients.
  • Prevacid should be used with extreme caution in children under 1 year of age; Safety and efficacy have not been confirmed in these children.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: consult your doctor if you become pregnant. You should discuss the benefits and risks of using Prevacid during pregnancy. It is not known if Prevacid is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while using Prevacid.

Use Prevacid as directed by your doctor.

How is Prevacid (Lansoprazole) stored?

Store Prevacid at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage is allowed at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep Prevacid out of the reach of children and away from pets.

what should I do in case of an overdose?

Important safety information:

  • Prevacid can cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects can be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medications. Use Prevacid with caution. Don't drive or perform other potentially unsafe tasks until you know how you react.
  • Contact your doctor if you have any symptoms of a bleeding ulcer, such as black, tarry stools or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; or if you experience a sore throat, chest pain, severe stomach pain, or trouble swallowing.
  • Prevacid can interfere with certain laboratory tests. Make sure your doctor and the laboratory personnel know that you are taking Prevacid.
  • Prevacid should be used with caution in Asian patients; the risk of side effects may be higher in these patients.
  • Prevacid should be used with extreme caution in children under 1 year of age; safety and efficacy in these children has not been confirmed.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, consult your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Prevacid during pregnancy. It is not known if Prevacid is found in breast milk. Do not breastfeed while taking Prevacid.

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