Prevacid SoluTab(Lansoprazole OD)
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Prevacid SoluTab Drug Information
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Prevacid SoluTab Overview
Lansoprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. Prevacid SoluTab helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Lansoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
How to Use Prevacid SoluTab
Read the Medication Guide and the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking lansoprazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Prevacid SoluTab by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily, before a meal. Dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Children's Dosage of Prevacid SoluTab is also based on age and weight. Handle the tablet with dry hands. Place the tablet on your tongue and let it disintegrate. This takes less than 1 minute. Swallow the remaining particles with or without water. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet or particles. If you have trouble swallowing the tablet, you may dissolve it in water and take the mixture by mouth through an oral syringe. Place a tablet in an oral syringe and draw up the correct amount of water for your dose (4 milliliters for a 15-milligram tablet, or 10 milliliters for a 30-milligram tablet) into the syringe. Shake the syringe gently to break apart the tablet, then swallow the liquid within 15 minutes. To make sure that you have taken the entire dose, refill the syringe with water (2 milliliters for the 15-milligram tablet, or 5 milliliters for the 30-milligram tablet), shake again, and swallow all of the liquid. Do not prepare the liquid mixture ahead of time for later use. Doing so may destroy the drug. If you are giving Prevacid SoluTab through a tube into the stomach (nasogastric tube), ask your health care professional for detailed instructions on how to properly mix and give it. If needed, antacids may be taken along with Prevacid SoluTab. If you are also taking sucralfate, take lansoprazole at least 30 minutes before sucralfate. Use Prevacid SoluTab regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Continue to take Prevacid SoluTab for the prescribed length of treatment even if you are feeling better. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. The risk of side effects goes up over time. Ask your doctor how long you should take Prevacid SoluTab.
Prevacid SoluTab Precautions
Before taking lansoprazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to similar drugs (such as dexlansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole); or if you have any other allergies. Prevacid SoluTab may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Prevacid SoluTab, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, lupus. Some symptoms may actually be signs of a more serious condition.heartburn with lightheadedness/sweating/dizziness, chest/jaw/arm/shoulder pain (especially with shortness of breath, unusual sweating), unexplained weight loss. This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), ask your doctor or pharmacist about using Prevacid SoluTab safely. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Proton pump inhibitors (such as lansoprazole) may increase your risk for bone fractures, especially with longer use, higher doses, and in older adults. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about ways to prevent bone loss/fracture, such as by taking calcium (such as calcium citrate) and vitamin D supplements. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Prevacid SoluTab, especially bone loss and fractures (see above), and Clostridium difficile infection (see Side Effects section). During pregnancy, Prevacid SoluTab should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Prevacid SoluTab passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. The effects on a nursing infant are unknown. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Prevacid SoluTab Misdose
If you miss a dose of Prevacid SoluTab, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Prevacid SoluTab Interactions
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.methotrexate (especially high-dose treatment). Some products need stomach acid so that the body can absorb them properly. Lansoprazole decreases stomach acid, so it may change how well these products work. Some affected products include ampicillin, atazanavir, erlotinib, nelfinavir, pazopanib, rilpivirine, certain azole antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole), among others. Lansoprazole is very similar to dexlansoprazole. Do not use medications containing dexlansoprazole while using lansoprazole. Prevacid SoluTab may interfere with certain laboratory tests, possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Prevacid SoluTab.
Prevacid SoluTab Side Effects
What are Prevacid SoluTab side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Prevacid SoluTab may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Prevacid SoluTab as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Prevacid SoluTab
The side effects of Prevacid SoluTab may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Prevacid SoluTab. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Prevacid SoluTab may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Prevacid SoluTab, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Prevacid SoluTab.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Prevacid SoluTab, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Prevacid SoluTab and the side effects associated with Prevacid SoluTab are described in the following:
Common Prevacid SoluTab Side Effects
- upper respiratory infection
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
Less Frequent Prevacid SoluTab Side Effects
- appetite changes
- headache disorder
- acute abdominal pain
- musculoskeletal pain
- pain in oropharynx
Rare or Very Rare Prevacid SoluTab Side Effects
- acquired hemolytic anemia
- aplastic anemia
- idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- neutropenic disorder
- throat constriction
- acute pancreatitis
- interstitial nephritis
- erythema multiforme
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- urinary retention
- biliary calculus
- cardiac arrhythmia
- pulmonary fibrosis
- Clostridioides difficile infection
- mucocutaneous candidiasis
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- exfoliative dermatitis
- acute renal failure
- pharyngeal edema
- hypersensitivity angiitis
- systemic lupus erythematosus
- subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
- thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
- kidney stone
- hearing loss
- symptoms of anxiety
- vitamin B12 deficiency
- flu-like symptoms
- general weakness
- abdominal distension
- furred tongue
- visual field defect
- edema of the oral soft tissue
- facial edema
- voice change
- restless leg syndrome
- benign fundic gland polyposis of stomach
Prevacid SoluTab Storage
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Prevacid SoluTab when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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