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Brand Name Prevacid
Generic Name Lansoprazole
Category Ulcers & Indigestion
Medication 15 and 30 mg

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What is Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) and what are its uses?
How does Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid)
Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) Warnings and Precautions.
Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) Side effects.

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What is Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) and what are its uses?

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) prevents the production of acid in the stomach.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) reduces symptoms and prevents injury to the esophagus or stomach in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or ulcers.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is also useful in conditions that produce too much stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

How does Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) Works (Mechanism) ?

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) contains the active ingredient lansoprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor. Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) works by reducing the production of stomach acid.

Stomach acid is produced as a normal part of the digestive process. When we digest food, the cells lining the inside of the stomach use a mechanism called a proton pump to produce stomach acid. Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) works by stopping the proton pumps from working. This reduces the production of stomach acid.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is therefore used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn that are caused by excess production of stomach acid.

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Dosage: How should you take Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) ?

Take Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) capsules orally.

Swallow the Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) capsules whole with a drink of water; do not crush or chew.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) works best if taken on an empty stomach. It is best to take the capsules 30 to 60 minutes before food.

If you have difficulty swallowing the capsules, you may open the Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) capsule and sprinkle the contents on a tablespoon of any of the following foods: applesauce, pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt, or a spoonful of energy drink. Do not crush the contents of the capsule into the food. Swallow the dose immediately after preparing it; do not chew. Follow with a drink of water.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) Dosage for AdultsFor Treatment of Duodenal Ulcer
The usual prescribed dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is 15 milligrams once daily, before meals, for 4 weeks.

To Prevent Relapse of Duodenal Ulcer
The usual prescribed dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is 15 milligrams once a day.

To Eradicate Ulcer-causing Bacteria
To eliminate the H. pylori bacteria that cause most duodenal ulcers, Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is taken with amoxicillin alone or amoxicillin and Biaxin. When combined with amoxicillin only, the usual dosage is 30 milligrams of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) and 1 gram of amoxicillin 3 times daily for 14 days.

For Treatment of Stomach Ulcer
The usual prescribed dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is 30 milligrams once a day for up to 8 weeks.

To Prevent Stomach Ulcer due to Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
The usual prescribed dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is 15 milligrams once a day for up to 12 weeks.

For Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
The usual prescribed dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is 15 milligrams once a day for up to 8 weeks.

For Treatment of Erosive Esophagitis
The usual prescribed dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is 30 milligrams daily, before eating, for up to 8 weeks. Depending on your response to the medication your doctor may suggest another 8-week treatment regimen.

Other Excess Acid Conditions (such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome)
The usual starting dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is 60 milligrams once daily. This Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) dose can be adjusted upward by your doctor, depending on your response. Dosages totaling more than 120 milligrams a day should be divided into smaller doses. If you have severe liver disease, your doctor will tailor your dosage to fit your needs.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) Dosage for Children
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) in children. Special care may be needed

Have you skipped your Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) dose?
If you miss a dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid), take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid). Do not take double or extra doses of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid).

If you take too much of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid)?
Incase of an overdose with Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) overdose are not precisely known.

Where should you store Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid)?
Store Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused amount of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid)
Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) capsules are available in the strengths of 15 mg and 30 mg.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid)

The following drugs may interact with Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid). They may increase or decrease the activity of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid)

  • ampicillin
  • bisacodyl
  • delavirdine
  • digoxin
  • fluvoxamine
  • iron salts
  • itraconazole
  • ketoconazole
  • sucralfate
  • theophylline
  • voriconazole

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid)?

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) capsules without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) passes into breast milk. Do not take Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) capsules without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) Warnings and Precautions.

It can take several days of therapy with Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) before your stomach pains improve. Check with your prescriber or health care professional if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. You can take antacids for the occasional relief of pain unless your prescriber or health care professional tells you otherwise.

Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) Side effects.

Side effects of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) that should be reported to your health care professional as soon as possible.

Rare or uncommon side effects of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) :

  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • fever or sore throat
  • unusual skin rash, blistering, or peeling
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • vomiting

Side effects of Lansoprazole (Generic Prevacid) that should be reported to your health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • headache
  • nausea