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Prevacid

Prevacid Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: First Lansoprazole, Prevacid, Prevacid OTC, Prevacid SoluTab

Generic Name: lansoprazole (Pronunciation: lan SOE pra zol)

What is lansoprazole (Prevacid)?

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitors. Lansoprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Lansoprazole is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Lansoprazole is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.

Lansoprazole may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Lansoprazole 15 mg ODT-TEV

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Lansoprazole 15 mg-TEV

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Lansoprazole 30 mg ODT-TEV

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Lansoprazole 30 mg-TEV

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Prevacid 15 mg

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Prevacid 30 mg

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What are the possible side effects of lansoprazole (Prevacid)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using lansoprazole and call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of low magnesium:

  • dizziness, confusion;
  • fast or uneven heart rate;
  • jerky muscle movements;
  • feeling jittery;
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • muscle cramps, muscle weakness or limp feeling;
  • cough or choking feeling; or
  • seizure.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • nausea, stomach pain;
  • mild diarrhea; or
  • constipation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Prevacid (lansoprazole) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about lansoprazole (Prevacid)?

Heartburn is often confused with the first symptoms of a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, and a general ill feeling.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take lansoprazole if you have liver disease, or low levels of magnesium in your blood.

Lansoprazole is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.

Some conditions are treated with a combination of lansoprazole and antibiotics. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.

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.

Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Prevacid 24HR should be taken only once every 24 hours for 14 days. It may take up to 4 days for full effect. Do not take more than one tablet every 24 hours.

Allow at least 4 months to pass before you start another 14-day treatment with Prevacid 24HR. Call your doctor if you have additional symptoms and need treatment before the 4 months has passed.

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