Who should not take Prevacid?

People who are allergic to lansoprazole should not take Prevacid. Because this drug may contain phenylalanine, those who have phenylketonuria should also not take Prevacid. Children under the age of one should not take Prevacid, as it does not have proven efficacy with this age group. Although Prevacid has not been proved dangerous to fetuses, women who are pregnant or who plan on becoming pregnant should consult their doctors before taking this medication.

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