Prevacid is used for preventing or treating certain types of ulcers. It is also used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (eg, heartburn) and irritation of the esophagus. It is also used to treat conditions that cause your body to make too much stomach acid (eg, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Use Prevacid as directed by your doctor!
- Prevacid should be taken before meals.
- If you're having trouble swallowing capsules, you can sprinkle the contents on a tablespoon of applesauce; swallow immediately without chewing or crushing the granules. You can also mix the granules with 2 ounces of orange juice or tomato juice. (Rinse the glass with an additional 4 ounces of juice to make sure you get the entire dose.)
- If you miss a dose of Prevacid, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Prevacid.
Store Prevacid at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Prevacid out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Lansoprazole.