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Prevacid

lansoprazole
Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Lansoprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Lansoprazole is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Over-the-counter lansoprazole (Prevacid OTC) is used to treat frequent heartburn that happens 2 or more days per week. Lansoprazole may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
lansoprazole
DRUG TYPE
proton pump inhibitors

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lansoprazole can cause kidney problems. Tell your doctor if you are urinating less than usual, or if you have blood in your urine.

Diarrhea may be a sign of a new infection. Call your doctor if you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it.

Lansoprazole may cause new or worsening symptoms of lupus. Tell your doctor if you have joint pain and a skin rash on your cheeks or arms that worsens in sunlight.

You may be more likely to have a broken bone while taking this medicine long term or more than once per day.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Prevacid delayed release capsule 15 mg30 mg
Prevacid SoluTab tablet, disintegrating 15 mg30 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Lansoprazole tablet, disintegrating 15 mg30 mg
delayed release capsule 15 mg30 mg

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