PREVACID DRUG INFO
IIMPORTANT NOTE: What should my health care professional know before I take lansoprazole?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:; liver disease; an unusual or allergic reaction to lansoprazole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives; pregnant or trying to get pregnant; breast-feeding
LANSOPRAZOLE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Prevacid®
USES: prevents the production of acid in the stomach.
HOW TO USE: How should I take this medicine?
Take lansoprazole capsules by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the capsules whole with a drink of water; do not crush or chew. Lansoprazole works best if taken on an empty stomach. It is best to take the capsules 30 to 60 minutes before food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
What side effects may I notice from taking lansoprazole?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible.
Rare or uncommon:; dark yellow or brown urine; fever or sore throat; unusual skin rash, blistering, or peeling; unusual bleeding or bruising; yellowing of the eyes or skin; vomiting
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):; abdominal pain; diarrhea or constipation; headache; nausea
PRECAUTIONS: What should I watch for while taking lansoprazole?
It can take several days of therapy with lansoprazole before your stomach pains improve. Check with your prescriber or health care professional if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. You can take antacids for the occasional relief of pain unless your prescriber or health care professional tells you otherwise.
What drug(s) may interact with lansoprazole?; ampicillin; bisacodyl; delavirdine; digoxin; iron salts; itraconazole; ketoconazole; sucralfate; theophylline; voriconazole
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or
emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include restlessness,
fever, fast breathing, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, panic
or paranoid, drowsiness, convulsions, unconsciousness, unusually fast
or slow heart beat, headache, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain,
pale or flushing, chest pain, sweating, muscle weakness, agitation,
large pupils, or delusions.
NOTES: If you have difficulty swallowing the capsules, you may open the PrevacidŽ capsule and sprinkle the contents on a tablespoon of any of the following foods: applesauce, pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt, or a spoonful of EnsureŽ drink. Do not crush the contents of the capsule into the food. Swallow the dose immediately after preparing it; do not chew. Follow with a drink of water
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.