Drug Class: Proton pump inhibitor
Manufacturer: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Approval Date: May 1995
What is Prevacid and how does it work
Prevacid is an oral medication that reduces acid production in the stomach by blocking the enzyme (proton pump) in the stomach wall that produces acid. Excessive amounts of acid can damage the stomach, esophagus and duodenum, producing inflammation and ulcers. Prevacid prevents ulcers, reduces symptoms of ulcers (pain, bleeding, burning, weight loss, vomiting) and helps ulcers heal by reducing the production of acid.
What does Prevacid treat
How effective is Prevacid
What are interesting facts about Prevacid
What is the dosage of Prevacid and administration
Recommended dose is 15-180 mg daily depending on the condition that is being treated.
What are side effects of Prevacid
Common: Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain
Serious: Bone fractures, low magnesium levels
Prevacid drug interactions
What is the cost of Prevacid
$7-$15 per tablet.
How to obtain prescription assistance
For Prevacid prescription assistance visit Takeda prescription program.
References: Prevacid FDA Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.
Last Update: 7/2013
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