What should I avoid while taking Lansopral?
This medicine can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
Q: Is it safe to take Prevacid daily to help an upset stomach?
A: Prevacid (Lansopral) is a proton pump inhibitor which decreases stomach acid. Prevacid (Lansopral) is used to treat ulcers, reflux and heartburn, it is not usually used to treat general upset stomach or nausea. Prevacid (Lansopral) is safe to take daily when prescribed by your doctor. Your healthcare provider will be able to provide you with more information. For more information on Prevacid (Lansopral): //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prevacid Laura Cable, Pharm.D., BCPS
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it's possible to have a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Lansopral.
Q: What long-term effects can Prevacid have? My son has been on 2.5 ml twice a day for about a year!
A: Prevacid (Lansopral) is an anti-ulcer drug of the type known as "Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI)." Prevacid reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach, and is used in the treatment and prevention of stomach and intestinal ulcers and other conditions such as erosive esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. The most common side effects of Prevacid are headache, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea, and increased appetite. Less frequent, but more severe, adverse effects include pancreatitis, severe skin reactions, liver impairment, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, kidney impairment, and fractures. There is no recommended use for young children beyond 12 weeks. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Prevacid. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your healthcare providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. Tell your health-care provider about any negative side effects from prescription drugs. You can also report them to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Gregory Latham, MS, RPh