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The following information is a summary about
PREVACID. It is not intended to replace a doctor's instructions.
Delayed Release Capsule
Chemical Name: LANSOPRAZOLE (lan-SOE-pra-zole)
This medicine is a
proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal
reflux (GERD), erosive esophagitis, or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Lansoprazole may also be used to treat ulcers due to long-term use
of certain pain/anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This medicine
works by blocking acid production in the stomach. It may be used in
combination with antibiotics (e.g., amoxicillin, clarithromycin) to
treat certain types of ulcers. It may also be used to treat other
conditions as determined by your doctor.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR
OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that
you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may
be needed if you are taking ampicillin, cilostazol, digoxin, iron,
itraconazole, ketoconazole, sucralfate, theophylline, vitamins with
iron, vorconizole, or warfarin. DO NOT START OR STOP ANY MEDICINE
without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any
other medical conditions, including liver disease, other stomach
problems (e.g., tumors), allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or
concerns about using this medicine.
directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. TAKE
THIS MEDICINE in the morning unless your doctor directs otherwise.
TAKE THIS MEDICINE before eating. SWALLOW WHOLE. Do not break,
crush, or chew before swallowing. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SWALLOWING THE
CAPSULE, the capsule may be opened and the contents sprinkled into
soft food (e.g., applesauce, cottage cheese, yogurt), or emptied
into a small amount (2 oz or 60 ml) of juice and taken as directed.
Rinse the container with an additional small amount of juice and
drink the contents to make sure the entire dose is taken. DO NOT
CHEW the food/medication mixture or prepare a supply in advance.
Doing so may destroy the drug and/or increase side effects. Potent
acid-reducing medicines such as lansoprazole can decrease the
effectiveness of sucralfate, as well as other drugs such as the
antifungals ketoconazole and itraconazole. If instructed to take any
of these medicines while taking lansoprazole, consult your doctor or
pharmacist regarding the proper timing of each dose. For example, if
you are instructed to take sucralfate in addition to lansoprazole,
it is best to take the lansoprazole at least 30 minutes before your
sucralfate. Use this medicine regularly in order to get the most
benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each
day. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature between 59 and 86
degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not
store in the bathroom. CONTINUE TAKING THIS MEDICINE even if you
feel better. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS
MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your
next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing
schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND
LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are using this medicine. BEFORE
YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or
over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN:
IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the
benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS
UNKNOWN IF THIS DRUG IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED
while taking this medicine.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that
may go away during treatment include constipation or diarrhea. If
they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH
YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience stomach pain. An
allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate
medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction
include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If
you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor,
nurse, or pharmacist.
can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing
its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your
medicines interact with each other.
If you take too much
If overdose is
suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
If you are taking
this medicine for gastric ulcers or reflux disease, your symptoms
should improve within 4 to 8 weeks. If your symptoms do not improve
or if they become worse, contact your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS
MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS
MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children and pets. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.