Brand Names: FIRST Lansoprazole, Prevacid, Prevacid OTC, Prevacid SoluTab, Prevacid I.V.
Generic Name: Lansoprazole
Prevacid is classified as a proton pump inhibitor. Lansoprazole, as an active ingredient of the medication, decreases acid amounts produced within the stomach.
The medication is prescribed to patients who suffer from certain devastating conditions, including intestinal and stomach ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive esophagitis and other complications caused by excess stomach acid.
Additionally, Prevacid can be taken off label to decrease frequently occurring heartburn and other disorders. Talk to your doctor about other Prevacid uses.
To achieve the maximal Prevacid effect possible, one should follow doctor’s prescription and safety recommendations. Never increase or decrease the drug dose to avoid related complications.
The treatment is commonly administered before meals, preferably in the morning. Never chew, break or crush the table, since it can lead to overdose with its consequences. Keep using the drug for a complete length of the course, as symptoms may fade away earlier than the condition is fully treated.
Prevacid dose and duration of the therapy depends on numerous factors, including severity of the condition, its type, other health problems and medication intake. Thus, the average dose is the following:
The dose necessary to improve the symptoms of duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis, gastric ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux diseases and several other disorders reaches 30 mg Lansoprazole taken daily. Duration of the whole therapy may vary from 4 to 8 weeks;
To decrease the signs of multiple endocrine adenomas, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, systemic mastocytosis and other complications one should use 60 mg Prevacid orally on a daily basis. The maximal daily dose is 90 mg a day, though divided into two administrations. The therapy period can last for over 3 years.
Consult your healthcare specialist before the medication use to make sure it will cause only positive changes in the organism.
Patients, who are allergic to Lansoprazole, should not start the treatment course. Additionally, such conditions, as osteopenism osteoporosis, low magnesium levels in the body, liver disorders and other complications are contraindicated for Prevacid administration. Warn your medical professional about other health disorders and diseases you are diagnosed with, especially:
Striving to prevent Prevacid misuse, do not take the treatment with other pharmaceuticals, such as Warfarin, Ketoconazole, Clarithromycin, Ampicillin, Nelfinavir, Tacrolimus, Digoxin, Methotrexate and others. Otherwise, you risk obtaining severe complications and abnormalities, including: