Prevacid Drug Information
Prescription Prevacid® (lansoprazole) is a medicine approved for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), erosive esophagitis, certain types of ulcers, pathological hypersecretory conditions, and H. pylori infections. Nonprescription Prevacid 24HR is approved to treat frequent heartburn.
Prevacid is a type of proton pump inhibitor that works by decreasing the amount of acid in the stomach by blocking the acid production sites. This action can help relieve heartburn and other symptoms.
In order to help ensure safe treatment with Prevacid, drug information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before you start taking it. Prior to beginning treatment, you should let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have liver disease or liver failure, or have any allergies.
Although most people tolerate Prevacid well, as with all medications, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this drug include diarrhea, nausea, headache, and abdominal (stomach) pain.
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