Prevacid Solutab (Lansoprazole)

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Prevacid Solutab (Lansoprazole) Medication Information

Uses

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that is used you treat acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and ulcers. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several different strengths:

  • 15 mg
  • 30 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Prevacid include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Constipation 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Prevacid.

Precautions

Prevacid like other PPIs can increase a patient's risk of developing an infection called C. difficile. 

There is a risk that taking Prevacid can increase the chance of developing osteoporosis.

Prevacid has been linked to low magnesium in some patients. 

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Prevacid are listed:

  • Atazanavir
  • Warfarin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Theophylline 
  • Methotrexate 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Prevacid. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Prevacid should be swallowed whole, it should not be crushed or chewed.
  • Prevacid is typically given for 4-8 weeks.
  • The Prevacid Solutab will melt in your mouth.

 

Lansoprazole FAQs

Should you take Prevacid in the morning?

Prevacid should be taken as directed by your doctor, but it is typically given before a meal. 

 

Does Prevacid work immediately?

No, it can take several days to see a reduction in stomach acid. 

 

Why is Prevacid bad for you?

Prevacid like other PPIs has been linked to an infection caused C. difficile and osteoporosis. 

 

Can you take 2 tablets of Prevacid a day?

The recommended starting dose of Prevacid is 60 mg a day.

 

Which is better, Prevacid or Prilosec?

They both have very similar efficacy and are often used interchangeably. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Prevacid {package insert}. Deerfield, IL: Bri Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; 2012.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/020406s078-021428s025lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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