Prevacid is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It works by reducing stomach acid production. This allows the ulcers to heal. In some cases, it is used in tandem with amoxicillin or with a combination of amoxicillin and clarithromycin. This combination works to destroy the ulcer-causing bacteria H. pylori. A short-term dosage of 15 milligrams of Prevacid is sometimes prescribed to prevent ulcers, or to prevent a reoccurrence of ulcers.
- Q Who should take Prevacid?
- Q How does Prevacid treat gastroesophageal reflux disease?
- Q Can my pharmacist help me know how to store Prevacid?
- Q Does Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause hair loss?
- Q What is the interaction between Prevacid and methotrexate?
- Q How soon after taking Prevacid will my symptoms improve?