Although many people do not experience any problems while taking Prevacid® (lansoprazole), this medication is not free of risks. Some of the most common risks reported with Prevacid include:
If any problems do occur, they tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. There are other possible Prevacid side effects that can occur. These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of patients. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether the side effect is a result of the medication or something else. Some of these rare side effects include migraines, chest pain, and insomnia.
Other Prevacid precautions and warnings apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Also, you may not be able to take Prevacid if you have medical conditions, such as liver disease or liver failure.
(Click Prevacid Side Effects and Prevacid Precautions and Warnings for more information on possible Prevacid risks that may occur while taking this medication, as well as what to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment with Prevacid.)