Prevacid is indicated to treat and prevent stomach and active duodenal ulcers in for short-term (for 4 weeks) treatment.
Common use Prevacid is used to treat and prevent such stomach diseases as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or erosive esophagitis. It belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which application can include treatment of ulcers caused by long-term use of certain pain/anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The mechanism of its work consists in blocking of acid production in the stomach. Its combination with antibiotics can be used to treat certain types of ulcers. This medication can be used for treatment of other conditions.
Dosage and directions In case you taking ampicillin, cilostazol, iron, digoxin, itraconazole, sucralfate, theophylline, ketoconazole, vitamins with iron, vorconizole, or warfarin an additional monitoring of your portion or condition may be needed. Strictly follow the recommendations for using this medication provided by your health care adviser. Take this medicine in the morning on an empty stomach unless your doctor directs otherwise. Swallow the whole tablet. Do not break, crush, or chew the tablet before to swallow it. If you have trouble swallowing the capsule, you may sprinkle its contents into soft food (e.g., applesauce, yogurt or cottage cheese), or put into a small amount (2 oz or 60 ml) of juice and taken as described. Make sure that that the entire portion is taken: rinse the container with juice and drink the contents. Do not chew the food/medication mixture or prepare a supply in advance as it may aggravate side effects. Due to the interaction between Prevacid and sucralfate, as well as with the antifungals ketoconazole and itraconazole your doctor or pharmacist should choose the proper timing of each dose if it is prescribed to take Prevacid together with them. For example, if you are instructed to take sucralfate in addition to Prevacid, it is the best to take the Prevacid dose at least 30 minutes before your sucralfate. For regularity take the drug at the same time each day in order to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking of this medicine even if you feel palliation.
Missed dose If you missed a dose take the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time of your next dose just skip its intake and return to your regular schedule.
Overdose In case of overdose, contact your local poison control center or emergency room for help without delay.
Storage Store at room temperature between 59-86 F (15-30 C). Do not store in the room with high humidity as a bathroom.
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