Prevacid (Lansoprazole) is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, hypersectory conditions including Zollinger-Ellision Syndrome.
Prevacid is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers, GERD, erosive esophagitis, hypersectory conditions including Zollinger-Ellision Syndrome.
Dosage and Administration
Prevacid Delayed-Release Capsules should be taken before eating.
For patients who have difficulty swallowing capsules, Prevacid Delayed-Release Capsules can be opened, and the intacy granules contained within can be sprinkled on one tablespoon of applesauce and swallowed immediately.
The recommended adult oral dose of Prevacid is 15mg once daily for 4 weeks.
The recommended adult oral dose is 30 mg once a day for up to 8 weeks
The recommended adult oral dose is 30 mg once a day for up to 8 weeks. For patients who do not heal with PREVACID for 8 weeks, it may be helpful to give an additional 8 weeks of treatment.
Pathological Hypersectory Conditions Including Zollinger-Ellision Syndrome
The dosage varies with the individual patient. The recommended oral starting dose is 60 mg once a day.
If you miss a dose, take this medicine as soon as possible. Then go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Warning and Precautions
Do not use Prevacid if:
- You have an unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines
- Pregnancy category C Prevacid should not be used in pregnant women except in clinical circumstances where no alternative therapy is appropriate
Prevacid Delayed-Release Capsules are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensivity to any component of the formulation.
Along with desirable effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects
- Skin rash or itching
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Joint pain
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- Increased cough
- Mental depression
- Muscle pain
- Rectal bleeding
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Drug Abuse And Dependence
There is no information to indicate that abuse or dependency occurs with PREVACID.