General Information on Prevacid Solutab
Prevacid Solutab is used for the treatment of certain esophagus and stomach problems such as ulcers and acid reflux. Its generic name is Lansoprazole, and it belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors or PPIs.
Prevacid Solutab is available in the form of oral tablets. It works by reducing the amount of acid produced in your stomach. The drug helps in relieving symptoms of the condition such as difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, and heartburn. It also helps in curbing acid damage to the esophagus and stomach and prevents ulcers and esophageal cancer.
Side effects of Prevacid Solutab
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Prevacid Solutab if you have an allergy to it. Special precautions will have to be observed if you have liver disease. Therefore, inform your doctor beforehand if you have any of these conditions.
PPIs may increase your risks of suffering from a bone fracture, especially if you use them for a long time or if you are an elderly patient. Your doctor may recommend you to take vitamin D and calcium supplements along with Prevacid Solutab in order to prevent fractures and bone loss.
Headache, abdominal pain or diarrhea may commonly occur in patients using Prevacid Solutab. Inform your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms worsen or persist.
Some serious side effects of the drug include:
- Heartburn with sweating, dizziness or lightheadedness
- Chest or shoulder pain
- Unexplained weight loss
In some cases, Prevacid Solutab may also lead to low magnesium levels in your blood. Symptoms of such a condition include persistent muscle spasms, fast, irregular or slow heartbeat, or seizures. Seek medical help immediately if you encounter any of these symptoms.
Some hypersensitive patients may also develop an allergic reaction to the medicine. If you are allergic to Prevacid Solutab, you may start experiencing symptoms such as swollen face or throat, hives and breathing problems. Seek medical attention immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
Dosage of Prevacid Solutab
Prevacid Solutab is available in 15mg and 30mg strengths. The dosage and duration of treatment depend on your medical condition, its severity, and your response to treatment. Your doctor will advise you to take the tablet before meals, without crushing or chewing them.
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Prevacid Solutab if you are already taking any of the following medicinal products:
- Azole antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole)
- Iron supplements (e.g. Fergon)
- Diuretics (e.g. frusemide)
- Beta-lactam antibiotic (e.g. ampicillin)
- Protease inhibitor (e.g. atazanavir)
- Antiplatelet agent (e.g. clopidogrel)
- Glycosides (e.g. digoxin)
- Blood thinners (e.g. warfarin)
- Theophylline (e.g. Respbid or Theoclear)
In addition to these, inform your doctor about all the drugs you are taking at present, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal preparations and health or nutritional supplements. Based on this information, your doctor will be able to decide whether Prevacid Solutab is the right medicine for you or not, and what dosage should be recommended to you.