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Drug Name: Generic Prevacid

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Prevacid Drug Information

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Prevacid and its Uses

Generic Prevacid belongs to the family of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Generic Prevacid is effective for many people in fighting heartburn associated with acid reflux disease and healing damage to your esophagus.

One Generic Prevacid a day can:

  • Help prevent the acid that causes heartburn pain
  • Provide heartburn relief for up to 24 hours
  • Heal damage to your esophagus
  • Stop the damage from coming back if maintenance therapy is prescribed

Generic Prevacid is used to treat stomach (duodenal or gastric) ulcers and gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD). Generic Prevacid is also used in combination with antibiotics for the treatment and eradication of H. pylori bacteria (the cause of a majority of duodenal ulcers).

Generic Prevacid is also sometimes prescribed in combination with NSAIDs to help prevent ulcers from developing. Other conditions related to excess production of stomach acid, such as the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, can also be treated by Generic Prevacid.

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Prevacid Mechanism Prevacid Working

Generic Prevacid works by reducing the production of stomach acid.

Stomach acid is produced as a normal part of the digestive process. When we digest food, the cells lining the inside of the stomach use a mechanism called a proton pump to produce stomach acid. Prevacid works by stopping the proton pumps from working. This reduces the production of stomach acid.

Generic Prevacid is therefore used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn that are caused by excess production of stomach acid.

Generic Prevacid is also used to treat various medical complaints that result from the effect of stomach acid on the lining of the stomach and duodenum (an area of the intestine directly after the stomach). The linings of the stomach and duodenum usually resist attack from stomach acid. However, if these linings are damaged, or large amounts of stomach acid are produced, the acid can irritate them, causing an ulcer to develop on the wall of the stomach or duodenum. This is known as a peptic ulcer, and continuing production of acid in the stomach will continue to irritate it and prevent it from healing.

As Generic Prevacid reduces the amount of acid in the stomach and duodenum it is used to help ulcers to heal. Treatment with Prevacid can also be continued after the ulcer has healed to help prevent it from recurring.

Generic Prevacid is also used in combination with antibiotics to help eradicate a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori from the stomach. This type of bacteria is associated with the development of most duodenal ulcers. Prevacid allows the ulcers to heal and also creates an environment in the gut in which the antibiotics can work most effectively to eradicate the bacteria.

In addition, Generic Prevacid is used to treat peptic ulcers that can sometimes occur as a side effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as diclofenac. NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by reducing the production of substances called prostaglandins. Unfortunately, prostaglandins are also produced in the stomach and help to protect the stomach lining from acid, so NSAIDs can allow the acid to irritate the stomach. Generic Prevacid is used to treat peptic ulcers that occur due to this irritation. Prevacid also relieves side effects such as indigestion that can be associated with taking these medicines.

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Prevacid Dosage

Missed Dose of Prevacid

Take the missed dose of Prevacid as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose of Prevacid and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of Prevacid

Excess Dose of Prevacid

Generic Prevacid in excess dose does not show any symptoms.

Conditions for Storage of Generic Prevacid

Store Generic Prevacid at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Potencies of Generic Prevacid

Prevacid capsule

Prevacid 15 mg & Prevacid 30 mg

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Food and Drug Interactions with Prevacid

  • Food, antacids and sucralfate decrease the absorption of this medicine from the gut and may make it less effective. For this reason, Generic Prevacid is best taken on an empty stomach, and antacids and sucralfate should not be taken within an hour of taking Prevacid.
  • Generic Prevacid may rarely affect the blood levels of the following medicines, and you should let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are taking any of these before starting treatment with Generic Prevacid:
    • carbamazepine
    • phenytoin
    • theophylline
    • warfarin

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Contraindications with Prevacid

Generic Prevacid is contraindicated in known sensitivity or allergy to any of its ingredients.

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Precautions with Prevacid

Generic Prevacid should be used with caution in severely decreased liver function and in pregnancy & breastfeeding.

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Adverse effects with Prevacid

The adverse effects associated with Generic Prevacid are

  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • Abnormal reaction of the skin to light, usually a rash (photosensitivity)
  • Dizziness
  • Skin reactions such as rash and itch
  • Liver disorders
  • A general feeling of being unwell (malaise)
  • Pain in the muscles and joints
  • Hypersensitivity reactions such as narrowing of the airways (bronchospasm), swelling of the lips, throat and tongue (angioedema), itchy blistering rash or anaphylactic shock
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Impotence
  • Blood disorders

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