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Precautions and Warnings With Famotidine - Prilosec Medication for Heartburn

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  • Precautions and Warnings With Famotidine
    For people with poor kidney function (including kidney failure), famotidine dosage must be reduced. This eMedTV page describes other precautions and warnings with famotidine, including possible drug interactions and people who should avoid the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With H2 Blockers
    The dose of an H2 blocker must be reduced in people with poor kidney function, including kidney failure. This eMedTV article lists several other precautions and warnings with H2 blockers, including information on who should avoid these drugs entirely.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Nizatidine
    People with kidney problems must take a lower nizatidine dose because the drug is cleared by the kidneys. This eMedTV page lists more precautions and warnings with nizatidine, including other existing conditions your doctor should know about.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Sucralfate
    If you have kidney disease, you may not be able to use sucralfate safely. This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides more precautions and warnings to be aware of with sucralfate, including what to tell your doctor beforehand.
  • Prevacid
    Prevacid is a medication used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions. This eMedTV resource explains how the medication works to reduce acid in the stomach and provides information about its uses, forms, and side effects.
  • Prevacid 15 mg
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Prevacid 15 mg once daily may be sufficient for treating various conditions related to the stomach, intestines, and esophagus (such as GERD). This page also describes factors that may affect your Prevacid dosage.
  • Prevacid 24HR
    Available over-the-counter (OTC), Prevacid 24HR is used for the short-term treatment of frequent heartburn. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this proton pump inhibitor, including information on side effects, how and when to take it, and more.
  • Prevacid 24HR Dosage
    The typical course of treatment with Prevacid 24HR lasts 14 days. However, as this eMedTV article explains, your healthcare provider may recommend a longer course of treatment. This resource discusses dosing guidelines for Prevacid 24HR in detail.
  • Prevacid 24HR Drug Interactions
    Digitek, Nizoral, and Coumadin are a few of the drugs that are known to interact with Prevacid 24HR. This eMedTV resource offers more details on potential interactions with the heartburn medication, including the potentially negative results.
  • Prevacid 24HR Medication Information
    Prevacid 24HR is a nonprescription drug that is taken once a day to treat heartburn. This portion of the eMedTV library provides more information on Prevacid 24HR, explaining how the medication works and discussing when and how it should be taken.
  • Prevacid 24HR Side Effects
    Possible Prevacid 24HR side effects include constipation, nausea, and diarrhea. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at side effects that may occur while taking this medication, including serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Prevacid 24HR Uses
    Prevacid 24HR is approved for the short-term treatment of frequent heartburn. This eMedTV article talks about these Prevacid 24HR uses in more detail, describing how it differs from prescription Prevacid and why it is not approved for children.
  • Prevacid 24HR Warnings and Precautions
    People with liver disease may need a lower dosage of Prevacid 24HR. This section of the eMedTV library talks about the precautions and warnings for Prevacid 24HR, with information on what to discuss with your doctor and who should avoid this product.
  • Prevacid 30 mg
    As this eMedTV page explains, a doctor may recommend Prevacid 30 mg once daily to treat various conditions related to the stomach, intestines, and esophagus. This page further covers dosing guidelines and lists factors that may affect your dose.
  • Prevacid Alternatives
    If you have side effects with Prevacid or if the drug is not working for you, there are alternatives. This eMedTV Web article describes some of the medications that are considered Prevacid alternatives, such as antacids and H2 blockers.
  • Prevacid and Breastfeeding
    It is unclear if Prevacid (lansoprazole) passes through human breast milk. This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses Prevacid and breastfeeding, including an explanation of why it's important to talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Prevacid and Weight Gain
    While weight gain is a possible side effect of Prevacid, it is rare. As explained in this portion of the eMedTV library, the link between Prevacid and weight gain is seen in less than 1 percent of people taking the medication.
  • Prevacid Capsules
    As this eMedTV page discusses, Prevacid capsules may help treat various conditions, such as GERD, erosive esophagitis, and duodenal ulcers. This article offers more detail on Prevacid, including potential side effects and available strengths.
  • Prevacid Dangers
    You may not be able to safely use Prevacid if you have certain medical conditions (such as liver disease). This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look at other potential Prevacid dangers to be aware of before starting treatment with this medication.
  • Prevacid Dosing
    For people with GERD who are taking Prevacid, dosing guidelines suggest taking 15 mg daily for 8 weeks. This eMedTV article discusses general dosage guidelines for Prevacid and explains the factors that may affect the recommended dosage.
  • Prevacid Drug Information
    Prevacid is a prescription drug used for decreasing the amount of acid in the stomach. This eMedTV article provides more Prevacid drug information, including an explanation of what the drug is used for, how it works, and what side effects may occur.
  • Prevacid Drug Interactions
    Potential drug interactions with Prevacid may involve medications such as digoxin and iron. This eMedTV article discusses the interactions that may occur when the medication is taken with other products, such as warfarin.
  • Prevacid for Babies
    This portion of the eMedTV Web archives discusses the safety of using Prevacid for babies as young as one year old. This page describes how Prevacid can help treat conditions such as GERD and erosive esophagitis in babies, children, and adolescents.
  • Prevacid for Children
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains the benefits of using Prevacid for children age 1 to 17. This article further describes how Prevacid can help treat the symptoms of GERD and erosive esophagitis in children.
  • Prevacid for Heartburn
    As this eMedTV Web segment explains, Prevacid is a medication used to treat conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This page further discusses using Prevacid for heartburn, GERD, and other similar conditions caused by stomach acid.
  • Prevacid for Infants
    This eMedTV Web article takes a look at using Prevacid for infants as young as one year old who have GERD or erosive esophagitis. This page also describes the causes of these conditions and explains how Prevacid can relieve several symptoms.
  • Prevacid Liquid
    As this eMedTV article discusses, Prevacid capsules and tablets are used to treat several conditions affecting the stomach, intestines, and esophagus. This page also describes possible side effects and covers general dosing tips.
  • Prevacid Medication
    As explained in this eMedTV selection, Prevacid is often used to treat GERD and other conditions. This article gives a basic overview of Prevacid, with information on what to expect and a link to more details on this medication.
  • Prevacid Medication for Acid Reflux
    As this eMedTV page explains, Prevacid works to treat several conditions by reducing the amount of stomach acid. This page further discusses using Prevacid medication for acid reflux and other conditions, as well as general precautions and side effects.
  • Prevacid Medicine for GERD
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, Prevacid is a medication used to treat conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This page further discusses using the medication Prevacid for GERD, and also explains how this medication works.
  • Prevacid Oral
    As this eMedTV Web article discusses, Prevacid oral capsules and tablets are often recommended to treat several conditions involving the stomach, esophagus, or intestines. This page explains how this drug works and lists possible side effects.
  • Prevacid OTC
    An over-the-counter (OTC) version of Prevacid is now available for the short-term treatment of heartburn. This eMedTV article briefly describes Prevacid 24HR and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Prevacid Over-the-Counter
    As this eMedTV selection explains, Prevacid 24HR is the over-the-counter version of Prevacid. This article gives an overview of this nonprescription drug, describing its dosing guidelines and side effects. A link to more information is also included.
  • Prevacid Overdose
    As this eMedTV page explains, an overdose of Prevacid (lansoprazole) is not likely to cause serious problems, but still requires medical care. This article takes a closer look at what could happen when people take too much of this proton pump inhibitor.
  • Prevacid Precautions and Warnings
    It's important to discuss your current medications with your healthcare provider before starting Prevacid. This eMedTV Web page discusses other precautions and warnings for Prevacid, such as being aware of drugs that may interact with it.
  • Prevacid Risks
    Some of the potential risks with using Prevacid may include nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. This page of the eMedTV Web library describes other Prevacid risks, and explains what to tell your doctor before starting treatment with this medicine.
  • Prevacid Side Effects
    For people taking Prevacid, side effects may include such things as stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea. This eMedTV resource identifies common and rare side effects associated with the drug and stresses the importance of reporting them to your doctor.
  • Prevacid Soltab
    Prevacid SoluTab is a drug used to treat conditions within the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This eMedTV segment describes the drug in more detail and lists its possible side effects. Prevacid Soltab is a common misspelling of Prevacid SoluTab.
  • Prevacid Solu Tab
    Prevacid SoluTab is used for treating GERD, ulcers, and other conditions. This eMedTV Web page covers other approved uses and explains what side effects may occur with this drug. Prevacid Solu Tab is a common misspelling of Prevacid SoluTab.
  • Prevacid SoluTab
    Prevacid SoluTab is a delayed-release disintegrating tablet that reduces the amount of acid in the stomach. This eMedTV article looks at how the medication should be taken, conditions it is used to treat, some of the common side effects, and more.
  • Prevacid Substitute
    If you have side effects or if Prevacid is not working for you, there are several alternatives available. This eMedTV Web resource describes several Prevacid substitutes, such as antacids, H2 blockers, or other proton pump inhibitors.
  • Prevacid Tablets
    A doctor may recommend Prevacid tablets to help treat conditions such as GERD or duodenal ulcers. This eMedTV Web resource offers more detail on Prevacid, including information on other uses, potential side effects, and general dosing guidelines.
  • Prevasid
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Prevacid is often prescribed to treat GERD and other conditions within the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The drug works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. Prevasid is a common misspelling of Prevacid.
  • Prevecid
    Prevacid is a drug often prescribed to treat conditions related to the stomach, esophagus, and intestines. This eMedTV page further explores Prevacid uses and lists possible side effects of the medicine. Prevecid is a common misspelling of Prevacid.
  • Previcid
    Prevacid is a prescription drug used to treat GERD, ulcers, and numerous other conditions. This eMedTV segment covers other Prevacid uses and explains how the drug works for these various conditions. Previcid is a common misspelling of Prevacid.
  • Prilasec
    As this eMedTV page explains, Prilosec is available in prescription or non-prescription form and treats conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, or intestines. This page also lists side effects. Prilasec is a common misspelling of Prilosec.
  • Prilesec
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, Prilosec is used for treating conditions such as gastric ulcers and GERD. This page also explains how Prilosec works and describes potential side effects. Prilesec is a common misspelling of Prilosec.
  • Prilisec
    This eMedTV page explains that Prilosec is a medication used to treat conditions such as heartburn, GERD, and gastric ulcers. This article also describes how Prilosec works and covers some general precautions. Prilisec is a common misspelling of Prilosec.
  • Prilocec
    Prilosec is a prescription medicine used to treat ulcers, GERD, and other conditions. This eMedTV article lists some of these other conditions and explains how the medication works for these uses. Prilocec is a common misspelling of Prilosec.
  • Prilocec OTC
    Prilosec OTC is an over-the-counter drug used for treating frequent heartburn. This eMedTV Web page explains how often the drug is taken and offers general precautions for taking the medicine. Prilocec OTC is a common misspelling of Prilosec OTC.
  • Prilosac
    This eMedTV page explains that a doctor may prescribe Prilosec for the treatment of conditions related to the stomach, intestines, and esophagus. This page also lists potential side effects of the drug. Prilosac is a common misspelling of Prilosec.
  • Prilosec
    Prilosec is approved in the treatment of conditions affecting the stomach, esophagus, and intestines. This eMedTV article discusses the various types of conditions the medication is used to treat, explains how it works, lists side effects, and more.
  • Prilosec 10 mg Capsules
    As this eMedTV page explains, Prilosec 10 mg capsules are the lowest strength available for this medication. This page covers some general Prilosec dosing guidelines for various conditions related to the stomach, intestines, and esophagus (such as GERD).
  • Prilosec 20 mg Capsules
    As this eMedTV page explains, a doctor may recommend Prilosec 20 mg capsules once daily to treat various conditions related to the stomach, intestines, and esophagus (such as GERD). This page also describes factors that may affect your Prilosec dose.
  • Prilosec 40 mg Capsules
    As this eMedTV page explains, Prilosec 40 mg capsules are the highest strength available for this medication. This page covers some general Prilosec dosing guidelines for various conditions and describes the factors that may affect your dosage.
  • Prilosec Alternatives
    Prilosec alternatives can include lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery. This portion of the eMedTV Web site highlights a number of alternatives to Prilosec and describes when these options may be considered.
  • Prilosec and Breastfeeding
    Prilosec does pass through breast milk. Therefore, as this eMedTV page explains, the drug's manufacturer recommends avoiding Prilosec while breastfeeding. This page also covers what to do if you are taking Prilosec and breastfeeding at the same time.
  • Prilosec and Diarrhea
    Diarrhea appears to be a common side effect of Prilosec. This portion of the eMedTV library explores Prilosec and diarrhea in more detail, explaining how often diarrhea occurs in people taking Prilosec and discussing other possible causes of diarrhea.
  • Prilosec and Dry Mouth
    In clinical studies, less than 1 percent of people taking Prilosec reported a dry mouth as a side effect. This eMedTV page lists some things you can do if you are taking Prilosec and dry mouth occurs (such as sipping water or sugarless drinks often).
  • Prilosec and Hair Loss
    There are many possible side effects of Prilosec, and hair loss, while rare, appears to be one of them. This eMedTV resource discusses Prilosec and hair loss in more detail, explaining what to do if you notice hair loss while taking the medication.
  • Prilosec and Insomnia
    This eMedTV page explains that clinical trials showed that less than 1 percent of people taking Prilosec reported insomnia as a side effect. This page also lists some of the things you can do if you're taking Prilosec and insomnia becomes a problem.
  • Prilosec and Pregnancy
    Prilosec is considered a pregnancy Category C drug, which means it may not be safe for use during pregnancy. This eMedTV resource provides more information about this topic, including what to do if you become pregnant while taking Prilosec.
  • Prilosec and Weight Gain
    Although it is rare, weight gain is a possible side effect of Prilosec. This part of the eMedTV archives describes some of the things you can do if you are taking Prilosec and weight gain occurs, such as exercising regularly and changing your diet.
  • Prilosec Capsules
    As this eMedTV page discusses, Prilosec capsules are a prescription medication used to treat various conditions, such as GERD and duodenal ulcers. This article offers more detail on Prilosec, including potential side effects and available strengths.
  • Prilosec Dangers
    You may not be able to safely use Prilosec if you have certain medical conditions (such as liver disease). This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look at other potential Prilosec dangers to be aware of before starting treatment with this medication.
  • Prilosec Dosage
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains the factors that will affect your dosage of Prilosec, such as age, the condition being treated, and other medicines you are taking. This page also offers some suggestions on when and how to take Prilosec.
  • Prilosec for Children
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains the benefits of using Prilosec for children age one and older. This page describes how Prilosec can help treat conditions such as GERD, stomach ulcers, and H. pylori infections.
  • Prilosec Interactions
    Iron supplements and Celexa are among the drugs that can potentially interact with Prilosec. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at these and other potential Prilosec interactions and explains how these interactions can lead to problems.
  • Prilosec Medication for Acid Reflux
    As this eMedTV page explains, Prilosec works to treat several conditions by reducing the amount of stomach acid. This page further discusses using Prilosec medication for acid reflux and other conditions, as well as detail on its effectiveness.
  • Prilosec Medication for GERD
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, Prilosec is a medication used to treat conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This page further discusses using Prilosec medication for GERD, and also explains how this medication works.
  • Prilosec Medication for Heartburn
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Prilosec is a medication used to treat conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This page further discusses using Prilosec medication for heartburn, and also describes its effectiveness.
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