When people who are experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms take Prevacid, dosing guidelines recommend a daily dose of Prevacid 15 mg for up to eight weeks. The recommended starting dose for treating erosive esophagitis is Prevacid 30 mg once a day for up to eight weeks. When treating duodenal ulcers with Prevacid, dosage recommendations normally call for taking Prevacid 15 mg once a day for four weeks.
Prevacid Dosing: An Introduction
The dose of Prevacid® (lansoprazole) prescribed by your healthcare provider will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless specifically instructed by your healthcare provider to do so.
Prevacid Dosage Guidelines for GERD
For people experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms, the recommended Prevacid dosage is Prevacid 15 mg once a day for up to eight weeks. If the symptoms of GERD do not improve, your doctor may recommend GERD treatment with Prevacid for another eight weeks.
Prevacid Dosing Recommendations for Erosive Esophagitis
The recommended starting dosage of Prevacid for the healing of erosive esophagitis is Prevacid 30 mg once a day for up to eight weeks. Once the erosive esophagitis is healed, the recommended daily dose of Prevacid is Prevacid 15 mg once a day to prevent the return of the erosive esophagitis.
Prevacid Dosage for Healing of Duodenal Ulcers
The recommended starting dose of Prevacid for the healing of duodenal ulcer is Prevacid 15 mg once a day for four weeks. Once the ulcer has healed, your doctor may recommend treatment with Prevacid 15 mg once a day to prevent the ulcer from returning.