Prevacid dosage information

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I am a 60 year old Black female and have used 30mg Prevacid last 10 years for severe acid reflux/very good results. Prior to Prevacid had used prescription Pepcid and B4 that Tagamet. Diagnosed with osteoporsis of the spine in 2002.Hip is normal.I recently became concerned with Prevacid use.I have chosen not to take Fosamax or Elasta/tried Elasta(had hot flashes/leg cramps & UTI all within 2 weeks)so stopped. Fosamax side effects frighten me especially with the unproven results.
You suggest taking a PPI twice a day. Would you recommend two 15mg Prevacid or two 30 mg Prevacid? Also, what is the recommended dosage for the Zantac? I am still having some breakthrough with my current regimen (i.e., one 30 mg Prevacid in the a.m., and one 150 mg Zantac in the p.m. Thanks so much and I look forward to your answer.
I need to know if in the absense of an ulcer, or even significant digestive distress, is antacid therapy with something like Prevacid necessary for the actual killing of the H. pylori when taking a dual antibiotic therapy? In that H. pylori produces urease and by products which leads to neutralization of stomach acid (so it doesn't seem to like acid), for the sole purposes of killing the H. pylori is the antacid therapy a true necessary? I understand that H.
Please, anyone else on Prevacid for GERD or suspected GERD? How long before I get any relief? I've been taking it for a little over a week now (second try). Doctor only gave me 15 mg.which I take once a day. But, so far, every night I am in horrible pain up into my chest and throat, even after taking a couple of spoonfuls of Mylanta. I am going to try elevating the head of my bed now... I don't know what to eat anymore! Give me some ideas. I only weigh 110lbs now and can't afford to lose.
Maria _________ Dear Maria, If you believe that your symptoms are related to the increased dosage of Prevacid, then you should reduce the dosage and see your doctor sooner than your scheduled appointment. You may require surgery to control your reflux, Based on your inability to take medications because of side effects. This information is presented for educational purposes only. Always consult your personal physician for specific medical questions. HFHSM.D.
I would seriously think about talking to your childs GI about this information if your child is on Prevacid. I hope this is valuable information, although I know quite a few people would disagree in what I wrote. But you must remember that every child is different and responds differently to medications. This information is not targeting every child, it is just general information given about the product by it's manufacturer.
My daughter was prescribed Prevacid at her 6 month appointment. Our pedi said that we could either do metoclopramide (reglan) or prevacid. She thought the symptoms I described that prevacid would be better & you only have to give it once daily. I saw a change right away! She hardly spit up & she wasn't making the horrible sounds with her throat when she ate anymore. If it had not worked our next step would have been reglan.
Hi wanda07, It is the night time acid breakthrough pain that can occur in GERD. Along with the normal dosage of Prevacid, you take H2RA medication like ranitdine once at bedtime which will relieve the symptoms. ================================================================ The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem. - Ratnakar Kini M.D.
"Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have ever had any type of liver disease. You may not be able to use Nexium, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
i am to begin taking celexa in two days after my dosage reduction of serzone is complete. if paxil was intolerable or ineffective, wont celexa have basically the same effect since they are from the same group of medications? both are ssri's, arent they?
Laura (the moderator) has tons of information in her welcome links. Prevacid 101 is one that pops in my head. The only thing I know for certain is to give it followed by a meal 30-60 minutes later. OH MAN...I am just so thrilled for you and Julian! If the dose is high enough, you should see a completely different baby in about two weeks!!! What dose did they put him on, by the way?
advised me that it is a side effect with that combination, however recommended for me to continue with the Prevacid. I believe that the Prevacid is causing the intestinal distress, so your husband is not alone with the symptoms.
I am always looking for information on the effectiveness and accuracy of the drug test we have to endure. I have just come across this one from Early this year. It has alot of information on how the UA works and why they are inconclusive most of the time. I am including the link as I have not posted everything in the article. The VA study I have posted in my journal and refer members to was done in 2004 I believe.
Also, I, at first, thought these episodes were attributed to her sleeping on her back, but I have continued to notice them even after she has learned to modify her own sleeping position to her tummy and side. 2. The dosage and frequency of the prevacid was 7 mg (1/2 solutab) once a day at first. However, around 6 months the dosage was increased to 15 mg once a day as I started to notice a slight increase in her reflux symptoms and an increase in the frequency of the breathing episodes.
you mentioned taking 30 mg prevacid after prev pac.i did that too,and found out prevacid has a bad side effect for me-constipation. i switched to OTC prilosev 20 mg and then eventually i stop taking either prevacid or prilosev. i elimintae soft drink from my diet,i also avoid dairy product such as cheese and cream,chocolate and tomato sauce/juice. i take alka selzer /mylanta if i have .
A couple of days later, the symptoms returned and the doctor prescribed 20mg twice a day - 40 mg total. I was surprised that the dosage was twice the adult dosage but it has been a miracle. His appetite returned almost immediately and we are following up with the doctor at the beginning of the month. I read that Prilosec carries a risk of pancreatitis and liver problems in children and hasn't actually been approved for pediatric use.
Is anyone experiencing these side effects from the PPI drugs? I have tried Prevacid/Nexium and get these effects and are VERY upsetting when they get bad. Any ideas on a PPI that doesnt do this?
Taking Prevacid has helped my arrhythmia as well, but my doctor is concerned about long term effects of Prevacid, especially since I plan on having kids in the near future. With all these tests and no conculsive result, I am not very confident in the findings so far and would like to visit a electrocardiologist. Is that necessary?
Rather, now I am having dizzy spells and I don't know if it is from such a high dosage of Prevacid. What strikes me as odd about this is that before the day the pain began 10 months ago, I had never experienced any heartburn or reflux-like symptoms. From one day to another my life changed and has not gotten better. I like my doctor. He is a sharp guy. But I wonder if some oter condition is being overlooked. Thanks for your help.
29:04: I have been taking Prevacid for 3+ wks, and all of my symptoms have abated EXCEPT for the cough. It got better but has returned in the last couple of days, and it is driving me CRAZY!! I take this to mean that the aspiration is still taking place. Would surgery remedy this? How major is the recuperation after LES surgery? Is it something to try to avoid at all costs, or is it a "relatively" minor surgery that I might choose to request?
Did you ever look into getting his reflux meds changed, or made properly, or increased his dosage? If you say he's not taking them well...then he's probably not getting any relief. Worst case scenario is that his reflux has caused a feeding aversion. That is very common if reflux isn't treated properly. :( Hopefully it's just the cold!!
I have been on Prilosec OTC (4 per day), Zelnorm, Prevacid (2 per day), Nexium (2 per day, just made me nauseated w/headache, then tried one per day), and also tried Doxepin 50 mg once a day. None of these worked at different mgs and dosage times. Might as well not have taken anything! I do not have the "heartburn" at night when I sleep. Have also noticed some hoarseness. Generally symptoms begin after breakfast and persist through the day.
I'm new to the board, so forgive me if this is reduntant. I'm a 28 year old mom of 2 young children, and have had Idiopathic Pancreatitis for 5 years now. I have, 2 years ago,discovered that I do have a mutated CF gene that could possibly be causing this problem. Does anyone know of any new treatments for this other than ERCPs? I've had that procedure numerous times and each time it leaves me with a "rip roaring" case of pancreatitis. This is getting old.
In Oct had an endoscopy and diagnosed w/extreme gastrits and given Rx of 30mg Prevacid daily. In first week of Feb began to experience extreme discomfort and pressure at the xiphoid process of the sternum and along the entire diaphram (side to side). It kind of feels like something is 'folding' or pushing up under the sternum & ribs. My GP adv me to take 30mg of 2x daily for 12days and then 1x a day.
I also have been diagnosed with acid reflux and currently am on Prevacid for this. Taking Prevacid has helped my arrhythmia as well, but my doctor is concerned about long term effects of Prevacid, especially since I plan on having kids in the near future. With all these tests and no conculsive result, I am not very confident in the findings so far and would like to visit a electrocardiologist. Is that necessary?
The dr. put him on Reglan 2x day and Prevacid 2x. His GP had him on Prevacid for reflux which just started working & propulsid which caused fast heartbeat and twitching. He has been on Reglan 7 days and the nausea and abdominal pain came back after several days. If we could control the nausea he feels like he could get back into school, as he's missing out on everything. I called the gastro- specialist who diagnosed g/par. His nurse says that if it gets worse to call back.
MB where do you get your information!!!! Good Lord woman. You can't just say something like that because those who don't know any better will not take acetaminophen and suffer thinking it's going to kill their liver. I just got off an antibiotic which if I believed all that was printed on the prescription information I could have experienced acute hepatitis and fatal events. My hep doctor said it was fine to take and also told me I could take Tylenol.
I've been looking for forums where other ppl with ulcers can share their experiences with me. I am taking Prevacid 30mg 2x a day now for about 10 days, and sulcralfate 1-2 x a day. Just wondering if it's common for people to become intolerant to foods during this and if it is a temporary glitch? Thank you.
higher dosage for 30 days.) I have been a light smoker and : : moderate drinker (beer, some wine with meals). Also just one cup : : of coffee/day. Spicy foods never bothered me, etc. During my last : : week on Prevacid, after eating a slice of plain cheese pizza, I : : had an acute attack of the sharp substernal pain and spasming. : : Returned to the doctor who then ordered barium swallow and upper : : GI. Have had constant (24 hrs.
As a fellow reflux sufferer, I would recommend Prilosec, Prevacid is another drug that has similar impact, but I have always had better results with prilosec. Also, elevate your bad 45-60 degrees at night, avoid eating late at night and stay away from Chocolate, as much as possible. I hope you don't mind, I am using your thread to ask a question of my own below, hope th einfo is helpful.
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