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Prevacid: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant sprinkles

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Prevacid 30mg DR Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: PREVACID 30 TAP 
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Prevacid 30mg DR Cap
PD-RX
Pill Identification: TAP PREVACID 30 
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Prevacid 30mg DR Cap
TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: PREVACID 30 TAP 
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Prevacid 15mg DR Cap
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc
Pill Identification: TAP PREVACID 15 
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Prevacid 15mg DR Cap
TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: PREVACID 15 TAP 
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Prevacid 30mg DR Cap
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc
Pill Identification: TAP PREVACID 30 
How This Drug Works
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
PPIs prevent the stomach from making acid. Stomach cells contain a protein called the proton pump. Food entering the stomach tells the protein to "pump". PPIs work by blocking the proton pump in stomach cells from moving to the cells surface.
Stomach cells contain hydrogen/potassium ATPase, a protein also called the proton pump.  Food entering the stomach, tells hydrogen/potassium ATPase to move from inside the cell to its surface and &#34;pump&#34; acidic hydrogen ions into the stomach in exchange for non&#45;acidic potassium ions. As more hydrogen builds up in the stomach, it becomes more acidic. Although some acid is required for digestion and to kill bacteria, high levels may cause indigestion and ulcers.<br><br>PPIs work by blocking the proton pump in stomach cells from moving to the cells surface. This prevents the pump from adding hydrogen to the stomach, which decreases the amount of acid in the stomach.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Prevacid: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant sprinkles

What is this medicine?

LANSOPRAZOLE (lan SOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in the stomach, inflammation of the esophagus, and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. It can also be used to prevent and treat ulcers in patients taking medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Prevacid: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant sprinkles
Usage by Gender
61.19%
38.81%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
6.67%
9.52%
39.76%
44.05%
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Easy to Take: 5.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 5.0 / 5
Tolerable: 5.0 / 5

works as intended
Taken to prevent reflux that is caused by g tube feedings. Dissolves easily and works well
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 3
Cam
March 15, 2015
From: Merced, CA
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral disintegrating tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree