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Most people tolerate Prevacid 24HR without any problems. However, as with any drug, side effects are possible. In clinical studies of the prescription version of Prevacid, common adverse reactions included diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain, among others. The side effects of Prevacid 24HR are expected to be similar, since the two medications share the same active ingredient.

An Introduction to Prevacid 24HR Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Prevacid® 24HR (lansoprazole) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Prevacid 24HR. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Prevacid 24HR

The side effect information in this article was taken from the prescribing information for the prescription version of Prevacid because there is much more detailed information available for the prescription version. Side effects are expected to be similar, since the two medications contain the same active ingredient.
Based on this information, the most common bothersome (but not usually dangerous) Prevacid 24HR side effects will likely include:
  • Diarrhea -- in up to 3.8 percent of people
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 2.1 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 1.3 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 1 percent.
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