Understanding the Risks With Prevacid
As with any medicine, side effects are associated with Prevacid. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. If side effects occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Prevacid Side Effects to learn more.)
Prevacid can potentially interact with several medications (see Prevacid Drug Interactions for more information).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Starting Prevacid?
Prior to taking the drug, let your healthcare provider know if you:
Have liver disease or liver failure
- Have low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia)
- Are pregnant (see Is Prevacid Safe During Pregnancy?)
Are breastfeeding (see Prevacid and Breastfeeding)
Have any allergies.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Prevacid Precautions and Warnings for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)