Drug Class: What is Prevacid and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Prevacid work?
Dosage: How should you take Prevacid?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Prevacid
Special information on Prevacid
Prevacid side effects
|Drug Class: What is Prevacid and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Prevacid 15 mg (Lansoprazole) is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors
(PPI), which block the production of acid, by the stomach.
|Drug Mechanism: How does Prevacid work?|
Generic Prevacid 15 mg, Lansoprazole, like other proton-pump inhibitors, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal.
|Dosage: How should you take Prevacid?|
Generic Prevacid dosage should be taken before meals. If you have trouble swallowing
the Generic Prevacid capsules, you can sprinkle the contents on a tablespoon
of applesauce; swallow immediately without chewing or crushing the granules.
You can also mix the granules with 2 ounces of orange juice or tomato juice.
(Rinse the glass with an additional 4 ounces of juice to make sure you get the
entire dose of Generic Prevacid).
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Prevacid|
If Generic Prevacid 15 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of Generic Prevacid 15 mg
either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to
check with your doctor before combining Generic Prevacid 15 mg with the following:
|Special information on Prevacid|
Special information on Generic Prevacid 15 mg, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding,
the effects of Generic Prevacid 15 mg in pregnant women have not been adequately studied.
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor.
|Prevacid side effects|
| Side effects of Generic Prevacid 15 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change
in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Prevacid 15 mg.
More common side effects of Generic Prevacid 15 mg: May include, Diarrhea.
Less common side effects of Generic Prevacid 15 mg: May include abdominal pain, constipation, nausea.
Rare side effects of Generic Prevacid 15 mg: May include, abnormal
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