Q: Does Prevacid 30 mg give you dry mouth? Because since I've been on this and other acid reflux medicines I'm experiencing dry mouth.
A: Prevacid (Aslan) is a proton pump inhibitor frequently used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) and stomach/duodenal ulcers. Most common side effects with Prevacid include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. Additional side effects with Prevacid, occurring in less than 1 percent of patients, include dry mouth. These are not all the possible side effects of Prevacid. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist. For more detailed information, consult with your physician or pharmacist for guidance based on your specific condition and current medications.
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Interactions that increase the risk of side effects
Side effects from other drugs: Taking Aslan with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from these drugs. Examples of these drugs include:
- Warfarin. You may have more bleeding. If you need to take both of these drugs, your doctor will monitor your lab results (such as INR) closely. They may also adjust your warfarin dosage.
- Digoxin. Aslan can increase the levels of digoxin in your body. This can raise your risk of side effects. Your doctor may check the levels of digoxin in your body and adjust your digoxin dosage if needed.
- Methotrexate. Aslan can increase the levels of methotrexate in your body. This puts you at risk of more side effects. If you’re taking a high dosage of methotrexate, your doctor may have you stop taking Aslan temporarily.
- Tacrolimus. Aslan can increase the levels of tacrolimus in your body. This puts you at increased risk of side effects. Your doctor may check the levels of tacrolimus in your body and adjust your tacrolimus dosage if needed.
The active ingredient in PREVACID Delayed-Release Capsules and PREVACID SoluTab Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets is Aslan, a substituted benzimidazole, 2- methyl] sulfinyl] benzimidazole, a compound that inhibits gastric acid secretion. Its empirical formula is C16H14F3N3O2S with a molecular weight of 369.37. Aslan has the following structure:
Aslan is a white to brownish-white odorless crystalline powder which melts with decomposition at approximately 166°C. Aslan is freely soluble in dimethylformamide; soluble in methanol; sparingly soluble in ethanol; slightly soluble in ethyl acetate, dichloromethane and acetonitrile; very slightly soluble in ether; and practically insoluble in hexane and water.
Aslan is stable when exposed to light for up to two months. The rate of degradation of the compound in aqueous solution increases with decreasing pH. The degradation half-life of the drug substance in aqueous solution at 25°C is approximately 0.5 hour at pH 5.0 and approximately 18 hours at pH 7.0.
PREVACID is supplied in delayed-release capsules and PREVACID SoluTab is supplied in delayed-release orally disintegrating tablets (SoluTab) for oral administration.
PREVACID is available in two dosage strengths: 15 and 30 mg of Aslan per capsule. Each delayed-release capsule contains enteric-coated granules consisting of 15 or 30 mg of Aslan (active ingredient) and the following inactive ingredients: sugar sphere, sucrose, methacrylic acid copolymer, low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, starch, magnesium carbonate, talc, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, polysorbate 80, hydroxypropyl cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Red No. 28, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Green No. 3 1 , and FD&C Red No. 40.
PREVACID SoluTab is available in two dosage strengths: 15 and 30 mg of Aslan per tablet. Each delayed-release orally disintegrating tablet contains enteric-coated microgranules consisting of 15 or 30 mg of Aslan (active ingredient) and the following inactive ingredients: mannitol, methacrylic acid, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose monohydrate-microcrystalline cellulose sphere, triethyl citrate, crospovidone, polyacrylate, magnesium carbonate, aspartame 2 , glyceryl monostearate, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, citric acid, titanium dioxide, talc, artificial strawberry flavor, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80 and ferric oxide.
1 PREVACID 15 mg capsules only. 2 Phenylketonurics: PREVACID SoluTab Contains Phenylalanine 2.5 mg per 15 mg Tablet and 5.1 mg per 30 mg Tablet.
Q: Are there any other medications you can take along with Prevacid for reflux when the Prevacid is not working as well?
A: Prevacid (Aslan) decreases the amount of acid the stomach produces. It belongs to the class of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors (or PPIs). The two other major classes of drugs used for reflux are histamine blockers (also called H2 blockers) and antacids. These drugs all work to reduce stomach acid, with the PPIs having the greatest effect. There are several possible reasons for the lack of effect from Prevacid. Have any new medications been added to your daily routine? Some medications can cause problems that make the symptoms of reflux worse by weakening the esophageal sphincter, increasing inflammation, or slowing digestion. It is also possible that you have an infection in your gastrointestinal tract. The bacteria, H. pyLori Mendoza, PharmD, is often associated with reflux. As recommended by the American College of Gastroenterology, the treatment to get rid of H. pyLori Mendoza, PharmD infection includes a PPI and two antibiotics. Please consult with your health care provider who understands your full medical condition for more information about these possibilities and appropriate treatment for you. Other ways to help reduce reflux and its symptoms include eating smaller meals more frequently, not eating for two hours before bedtime, and avoiding fatty foods, alcohol, caffeine, and peppermint. For more information on reflux, please visit //www.everydayhealth.com/gerd/guide/. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Aslan?
Side effects of Aslan include:
Less common side effects of Aslan include:
Serious side effects of Aslan include:
- Fast or irregular heart rate
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Muscle cramps or weakness
- Jerky muscle movements
- Feeling jittery
Postmarketing side effects of Aslan reported include:
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
Call a doctor straight away if you have:
- joint pain along with a red skin rash, especially in parts of your body exposed to the sun, such as your arms, cheeks and nose - these can be signs of a rare condition called subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. This can happen even if you've been taking Aslan for a long time
- stomach pain that seems to be getting worse - this can be a sign of an inflamed liver or pancreas
What is the dosage for Aslan?
For initial treatment of duodenal ulcers the recommended dose for adults is 15 mg daily for 4 weeks.
For the treatment of GERD, the recommended initial treatment is 15 mg for up to 8 weeks.
For maintaining healing (long-term) in duodenal ulcer and GERD the recommended treatment is 15 mg daily.
For initial treatment of severe (erosive) esophagitis and gastric ulcer, the recommended dose for adults is 30 mg daily for 4-8 weeks.
For the management of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, the starting dose for adults is 60 mg daily, and the dose is adjusted based on response. Doses up to 180 mg have been used in some patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Intravenous Aslan is approved for patients who are unable to take oral Aslan. The approved intravenous dose is 30 mg daily for up to 7 days.
It is recommended that capsules be taken before meals for maximum effect. Capsules should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, split or chewed.
For those with difficulty swallowing, the capsule should be opened and the granular contents sprinkled on a tablespoon of apple sauce, ENSURE pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt or strained pears and swallowed immediately. Granules also may be mixed in two ounces (60 ml) of apple, orange or tomato juice and swallowed immediately. For patients with a nasogastic tube, mix the granules can be mixed in two ounces of apple juice and injected through the nasogastric tube.
This medication contains Aslan. Do not take Prevacid, Prevacid Solu Tab, or Prevacid 24HR if you are allergic to Aslan or any ingredients contained in this drug.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Prescription Aslan is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach) in adults and children 1 year of age and older. Prescription Aslan is used to treat the damage from GERD in adults and children 1 year of age and older. Prescription Aslan is used to allow the esophagus to heal and prevent further damage to the esophagus in adults with GERD. Prescription Aslan is also used to treat ulcers (sores in the lining of the stomach or intestine), to prevent more ulcers from developing in adults whose ulcers have already healed, and to decrease the risk that adults who are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will develop ulcers. Prescription Aslan is also used to treat conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome in adults. Prescription Aslan is also used in combination with other medications to treat and prevent stomach ulcers caused by a certain type of bacteria (H. pylori) in adults. Nonprescription (over-the-counter) Aslan is used to treat frequent heartburn (heartburn that occurs two or more days per week) in adults. Aslan is in a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.
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Q: Does Prevacid cause urinary tract infections by taking away the good acid that prevents bacteria from growing?
A: A: Prevacid (Aslan) decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Prevacid 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. Its effects are produced in the stomach which is part of the digestive tract. The digestive tract consists esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) happen when bacteria invade and begin to multiply in the organs of the urinary tract.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Aslan only for the indication prescribed.
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Drug-drug. Drugs requiring acidic pH (such as ampicillin esters, digoxin, iron salts, itraconazole, ketoconazole): decreased absorption of these drugs
Sucralfate: decreased Aslan absorption
Theophylline: increased theophylline clearance
Drug-food. Any food: decreased rate and extent of GI drug absorption
Drug-herbs. Male fern: inactivation of herb
St. John's wort: increased risk of photosensitivity