PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR
Prevacid is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat digestive complaints including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and duodenal ulcers. It may be prescribed off-label for some people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and for whom other medications have not worked. Prevacid is also known by its drug name, Lansoprazole.
Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor. It is believed that Prevacid works by limiting the release of acid into the stomach.
How do I take it?
Prevacid is generally taken once or twice daily.
Prevacid comes in capsule and disintegrating tablet forms.
The FDA-approved label for Prevacid lists common side effects including nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Prevacid include kidney problems, osteoporosis, vitamin B-12 deficiency, and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.
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Prevacid – Takeda