Were you looking for more information about Prevacid? Pravacid is a common misspelling of Prevacid.
Prevacid® (lansoprazole) is a medicine commonly used for treating conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The prescription version is licensed for the treatment of erosive esophagitis, GERD, ulcers, and H. pylori infections. The nonprescription version is approved to treat frequent heartburn.
By blocking acid production sites, the drug can decrease the amount of acid in the stomach, which can improve the symptoms of these conditions. Prior to using Prevacid, you should let your healthcare provider know if you have liver disease, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any allergies.
(Click Prevacid to learn how the drug works, tips on when and how to take it, and a list of side effects that may occur. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)