Generic Name - Lansoprazole
Category - Gastric acid pump inhibitor
Generic for Prevacid* is indicated to prevent the production of acid in the stomach. It reduces symptoms and prevents injury to the esophagus or stomach in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or ulcers. Lansoprazole is also useful in conditions that produce too much stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Generic for Prevacid* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Prevacid* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Prevacid* should not be taken by patients who have the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Prevacid*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any the following.
Generic for Prevacid* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPrevacid*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Prevacid* for Duodenal Ulcer is 15 milligrams once daily, before eating, for 4 weeks.
Generic for Prevacid* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Prevacid* side Effects include dark yellow or brown urine
Fever or sore throat, unusual skin rash, blistering, or peeling, unusual bleeding or bruising
And yellowing of the eyes or skin.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Prevacid*.
Generic for Prevacid* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Prevacid* is likely to cause any harm to the growing fetus. It is recommended to discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Generic for Prevacid* during pregnancy.
Generic for Prevacid* and Breastfeeding
Lansoprazole may pass into the breast milk. Hence, it may be necessary for you to take another medicine or to stop breast-feeding during treatment.
Generic for Prevacid* and Pediatric
There is no specific information comparing the use of Generic for Prevacid* in children with use in other age groups. Do talk to your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Prevacid* and Geriatric
Studies indicate Generic for Prevacid* did not cause different side effects or problems than it did in younger adults. However, do talk to your doctor before using for geriatric patients.
The above information about Generic for Prevacid* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.