Prevacid® (lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor commonly used for treating conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Among the conditions it can treat are:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Erosive esophagitis
- Duodenal ulcers
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections.
Prevacid is available in both prescription and nonprescription forms. While most people have no problems with this medication, side effects are possible. Constipation, nausea, and diarrhea were some of the most commonly reported reactions in clinical trials.
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