One of two forms of Prevacid (lansoprazole), Prevacid SoluTab is a delayed-release disintegrating tablet that reduces the amount of acid in the stomach. It is part of a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors that are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions. The tablet is placed on the tongue and allowed to disintegrate, with or without water, until the particles can be swallowed. Usually, this takes less than one minute.
Prevacid® (lansoprazole) is a prescription medication that is used to treat a number of conditions within the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Prevacid SoluTab is a form of that comes as a delayed-release disintegrating tablet. The medication is designed to disintegrate in your mouth within one minute and has a strawberry flavor. It may be an option for people who have difficulty swallowing pills. The other form is Prevacid Delayed-Release Capsule.
Prevacid SoluTab is licensed to treat a number of conditions, which include:
- Erosive esophagitis
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Duodenal ulcers
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections
- Stomach ulcers
- Pathological hypersecretory conditions, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
This medicine is also licensed to treat GERD and erosive esophagitis in children from 1 to 17 years of age.
Prevacid is part of a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which decrease the amount of acid in your stomach by blocking the acid production sites. Because the medication reduces the amount of acid in your stomach, it helps relieve heartburn and other GERD symptoms. By lowering the amount of stomach acid, damage to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines has time to heal.