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 involves 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 take sucralfate.