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Prevacid

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7.3
7.4  Effectiveness
2.2  Side Effects
6.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Prevacid side effect and 3 Prevacid benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is lansoprazole and brand names are Prevacid, Prevacid SoluTab.

The active ingredients of this medication are lansoprazole and naproxen. Prevacid delayed-release tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: hydroxypropyl cellulose, low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium carbonate, methacrylic acid copolymer, starch, talc, sugar sphere, sucrose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, and titanium dioxide.

Prevacid is manufactured by TAP Pharmaceutical Products.

It is primarily used in the treatment and prevention of stomach and intestinal ulcers and erosive esophagitis.
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Effectiveness of Prevacid by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Prevacid, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 6.4% 57.4% 31.9% 4.3%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 2.3% 95.5% 2.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 2.3% 95.5% 2.3% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 93.3% 4.4% 2.2%
Confidence 0% 0% 91.3% 6.5% 2.2%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 97.8% 2.2% 0%
Digestion 0% 6.4% 34% 31.9% 27.7%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 88.9% 11.1% 0%
Energy 0% 2.2% 82.6% 13% 2.2%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 95.5% 2.3% 2.3%
Pain 2.2% 6.7% 60% 20% 11.1%
Patience 0% 0% 97.8% 2.2% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 97.7% 0% 2.3%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 0% 77.8% 13.3% 8.9%
Stress Level 0% 0% 90.9% 6.8% 2.3%
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Commonly Reported Prevacid Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 75.7% 21.6% 2.7% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 93.2% 6.8% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 97.7% 0% 0% 0% 2.3%
Fatigue 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
Headache 93.2% 4.5% 2.3% 0% 0%
Indigestion 81.4% 16.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 81.8% 11.4% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3%
Stomach Ache 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Prevacid Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Appetite Loss 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Discoloration of the Tongue 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 97% 0% 3% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Sore Throat 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 97.6% 2.4% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Prevacid
Since taking Prevacid Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 2%
Hospitalization 4%
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User Comments about Prevacid
06 Sep 2012 thank you prevacid,i have used prylosec for 7 years,avoided cucumbers,tomatoes etc,.doc. said i have acid reflux,gynocologist said i have acidic stomach causing acid urine(a lot of burning).I tried prevacid when you ran the buy one get one free.Didnt seen to help much at first,i needed tums also,i used up my 3 month supply and realized i was cured. I eat everything i want ! I sometimes need a tums but only for 3 or 4 seconds and then i spit it out.I dont chew a whole one to avoid constipation since my acid is now reduced.I understand the difference between the 2 meds. now !!! I will defenantly know what to do in case of another stomach flair up !!!much appreciation !!
   —Posted by Years of suffering june
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22 Mar 2012 I TRIED NEXIUM, PRILOSEC AND MANY OTHER MEDICINES FOR MY GERD. I HAD NO RELIEF. I WENT ON PREVACID 2 TIMES A DAY FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS AND MY SYMPTOMS WENT AWAY. WHEN I FEEL MY SYMPTOMS RETURNING, I TAKE A PILL IN THE MORNING FOR ABOUT A WEEK OR SO, AND MY SYMPTOMS SUBSIDE. THIS REALLY WORKED FOR ME!
   —Posted by PASIMMS
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30 Jan 2012 This medication has really helped my acid reflux
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Jan 2012 Very effective at controllling heartburn. Helped relieve ulcer problems. I could sleep laying down when taking this.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Jan 2012 This medication is very effective for acid reflux. Also used this for my hyetal hernia. No side effects experienced.
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