This medication is composed of the active component Lansoprazole. It is a selective and irreversible proton pump inhibitor that is converted to an active sulfonamide derivative in the acidic environment of the gastric parietal cell. This medicine binds to the gastric proton pump ATPase and forms a stable disulfide bond with the sulfhydryl group leading to the inactivation of the ATPase. It also reduces gastric acid secretion. It does not have anticholinergic or histamine H2 -receptor antagonistic properties.
Given medication is a proton pump inhibitor used to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach. Prevacid Solutab can be used to treat gastric ulcers or duodenal ulcers, heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease, erosive esophagitis i.e. a condition with inflammation and ulcers in the esophagus, prevent and treat stomach ulcers due to use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, treat hypersecretory conditions, where the stomach makes too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and treat a stomach infection caused by Helicobacter pylori in combination with an antibiotic.
Given medication belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors.
Prevacid Solutab acts by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It blocks the proton pump in the cells of the stomach. This drug works in the final step of acid production. When the proton pump is blocked, the stomach produces less acid. This helps to reduce the symptoms.
This effective brand medication is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 15 mg: It is an orally disintegrating tablet taken orally as directed by the doctor, usually once a day, before a meal
- 30 mg: This medicine is to be consumed once a day before a meal, as directed by the doctor.
Seek medical help right away in case of heartburn with lightheadedness/sweating/dizziness, chest/jaw/arm/shoulder pain, and unexplained weight loss.
What is Prevacid?
Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
What is Prevacid used for?
Prevacid treats and prevents stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid), and other conditions that involve excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
How to consume Prevacid?
Prevacid is usually taken before eating. Prevacid OTC should be taken in the morning before you eat breakfast.
What should be avoided while taking Prevacid?
This medicine can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If suffering from diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call the doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
What other drugs affect Prevacid?
Sucralfate (Carafate) can make it harder for the body to absorb lansoprazole. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking lansoprazole before taking sucralfate.