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How does Prevacid treat gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Prevacid is the trade name for lansoprazole, which is one of the proton pump inhibitors. These are potent suppressors of stomach acid. Proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole, rabeprazole and dexlansoprazole) are all highly effective in treating reflux symptoms. These medications act by blocking the final step of acid production in the stomach and are typically taken once or twice daily prior to meals. For reflux symptoms that occur frequently, proton pump inhibitors are the most effective medical treatment.

Prevacid treats gastroesophageal reflux disease by reducing the amount of stomach acid being produced. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease experience a backflow of stomach acid up their esophagus. Using Prevacid gives their esophagus a chance to heal. Prevacid is typically prescribed for an eight-week cycle in cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease.



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