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Prevacid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
- What are the possible side effects of lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
- How should I take lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Prevacid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Prevacid)?
- What should I avoid while taking lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
- What other drugs will affect lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Prevacid)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Prevacid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
This medication can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking lansoprazole and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
If you also take sucralfate (Carafate), avoid taking it at the same time you take lansoprazole. Sucralfate can make it harder for your body to absorb lansoprazole. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking lansoprazole before you take sucralfate.
What other drugs will affect lansoprazole (Prevacid)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- ampicillin (Principen, Unasyn);
- atazanavir (Reyataz);
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others);
- ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- theophylline (such as Elixophyllin, Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theobid, Theoclear, Theo-Dur, Uniphyl);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); or
- a diuretic (water pill).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with lansoprazole. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about lansoprazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Prevacid Information
- Prevacid Drug Interactions Center: lansoprazole oral
- Prevacid Side Effects Center
- Prevacid Overview including Precautions
- Prevacid FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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