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PREVACID 24HR
Hyperacidity, GERD, and ulcers
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Drug Name:

PREVACID 24HR OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Lansoprazole 15mg; e-c delayed-release granules in caps.

Company:
Novartis Consumer Health

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for PREVACID 24HR:

Frequent heartburn (≥2 days/week). Not intended for immediate relief of heartburn (may take 1–4 days for full effect).

Adult:

Swallow whole. Take before eating in the AM. ≥18yrs: 15mg once daily for 14 days; may repeat 14-day course every 4 months.

Children:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Liver disease. Heartburn >3 months. Chest or shoulder pain. Frequent wheezing. Unexplained weight loss. Nausea/vomiting. Stomach pain. Reevaluate if condition continues or worsens after 14 days. Require >1 course of treatment every 4 months. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

May affect or be affected by blood-thinning agents (eg, warfarin), antifungals, digoxin, theophylline, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, atazanavir, methotrexate.

Pharmacological Class:

Proton pump inhibitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea, rash, joint pain; discontinue if occur.

How Supplied:

Caps—14, 28, 42

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