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Prevacid I.V.

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Prevacid I.V.

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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

LANSOPRAZOLE - INJECTION

(lan-SOE-pra-zole)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Prevacid IV

USES: Lansoprazole is used to treat acid-related throat problems (erosive esophagitis). It works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Decreasing excess stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, and trouble sleeping. It can also prevent serious acid damage to your digestive system (e.g., ulcers, cancer of the esophagus).

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein over 30 minutes as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

When you are able to take medicines by mouth, your doctor will switch your treatment to an oral form of this drug.

If needed, antacids may be taken along with this medication.

The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day. Continue to use this medication for the prescribed length of treatment even if you are feeling better.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

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