Prevacid is a drug that is prescribed to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Too much stomach acid can cause problems such as stomach and intestinal ulcers, damage to the oesophagus known as erosive esophagitis, and other problems such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
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Prevacid can also be prescribed for other problems than that of stomach acid regulation. Prevacid can also be used in combination with other drugs to treat medical problems.
Prevacid can be used with antibiotics to treat problems. In order to completely treat any medical you may have, please take all medications as they are prescribed to you. Follow all directions your physician has given and read the information packet that comes with all of your medications.
Use Prevacid in its entirety, even if you get better before all your Prevacid tablets have been taken. Do not use larger or smaller doses of any medication unless prescribed to do so by your physician. Do not stop using any medications unless prescribed by your physician.
If you have liver disease or any allergies to any medications, tell your doctor before he prescribes Prevacid to you. If you have liver disease special tests may need to be administered to know if you can safely take this drug.
Prevacid should not be taken if you are allergic to lansoprazole. If you take sucralfate or Carafate, do not take Prevacid at the same time. Sucralfate can make it harder for your body to absorb Prevacid, so wait thirty minutes after taking Prevacid to take Sucralfate. Tell your doctor if you have phenylketonuria.
Some forms of Prevacid may contain phenylalanine. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, please let your doctor known. It is not yet known if Prevacid can harm an infant or pass through breast milk. Your physician will let you know if he thinks it is safe for you to take Prevacid while pregnant or breast feeding. This medication should not be given to children under one year old.