Prescribing Prevacid for Specific Conditions

Duodenal Ulcers
Duodenal ulcers are ulcers that are located in the first part of the small intestine. Prevacid is used to treat duodenal ulcers and improve the ulcer symptoms. It is also used to maintain healing of duodenal ulcers.
H. Pylori Infections
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are bacteria known to cause peptic ulcers, which are ulcers in the stomach or first part of the intestines, called the duodenum. Prevacid, taken in combination with amoxicillin and clarithromycin, has been shown to kill H. pylori. Therefore, your healthcare provider may recommend Prevacid to treat H. pylori if you currently have peptic ulcer disease or have had peptic ulcer disease within the last year. Treating an H. pylori infection, even if you have no symptoms, will lower the chances of a peptic ulcer occurring.
Stomach Ulcers
People who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on a regular basis are at an increased risk for developing stomach ulcers (also known as gastric ulcers). Prevacid has been shown to lower the chances of stomach ulcers developing in these people. Prevacid is also used for healing and stomach ulcer symptom relief.
Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions
Prevacid has been approved for long-term treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions (conditions in which too much stomach acid is produced). Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is the most common pathological hypersecretory condition.

Prevacid Medication

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