A healthcare provider may recommend Prevacid® (lansoprazole) to treat a number of conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Prevacid is an oral medication (taken by mouth) and is licensed to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Erosive esophagitis
- Duodenal ulcers
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections
- Stomach ulcers
- Pathological hypersecretory conditions (such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).
It is also licensed to treat GERD and erosive esophagitis in children 1 to 17 years of age.
The medication also comes in a number of strengths, which include:
Although most people tolerate Prevacid well, the medication is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with Prevacid, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking.
(Click Prevacid for more information on how Prevacid can be beneficial in treating several conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This article also discusses general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and tips on effectively using this medication.)