Prevacid(Lansoprazole) is one of the most common anti-ulcer drugs. The mechanism of action of this drug lies in blocking the proton pump in the parietal cells of the mucous surface of the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid.
This acid leads to ulceration, and the use of drugs of this group stops its release. Suppression of secretion of hydrochloric acid after a single use of the drug develops within one hour, and the systematic substance accumulates and the maximum effect is achieved on the 4th day.
Indications for use are lansoprazola gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, reflux esophagitis, gastritis, Zollinger-Ellison and other conditions involving increased secretion of the stomach.
Prevacid is contraindicated in the following conditions:
- the first trimester of pregnancy;
- when hepatic and renal insufficiency;
- malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract;
- allergic reactions.
The long experience of mankind in the field of medicine have repeatedly proves that there are no harmless drugs. Is no exception and Prevacid which is when irrational use may cause certain adverse reactions, for example:
- nausea,vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, disorders of the appetite are manifested side effects of the digestive system;
- dizziness, headaches, increased sleepiness, fatigue presents a group of negative reactions in relation to the nervous system;
- the respiratory system – pharyngitis, rhinitis, respiratory tract infections;
- allergic reactions manifested by rash, pruritus.
Reviews about Prevacid.
What can I say about Prevacid people who have tried this drug? So on one of forums found the following reviews:
-Peptic ulcer disease is already 5 years old. The doctor recommended Prevacid. The effect is felt immediately – pain in the abdomen went through a couple of hours, bitter taste and heartburn were gone for a long time. A good drug!
-After prolonged use developed nausea, frustration of a chair that offered a positive impression of the drug. Now looking for analogues for replacement.
-He took the drug for 10 days. The result is noticed immediately, so abdominal pain after eating left immediately, but was worried about the morning two days from the start of reception, therefore, extended the course another 10 days, pain in the abdomen went away finally! The effect lasts for 6 months!
As becomes clear,the reviews are quite mixed, so you should know the opinion competent in this area of people. Here is what writes gastroenterologist with one of the medical forums:
-The drug is firmly consolidated its position among anti-ulcer drugs. Effect after 4 weeks of use is maintained long enough. Strict adherence to the dosage, time and duration of the admission eliminates the chance of developing unwanted effects 100% !
The main rule when choosing Prevacid for ulcer treatment is initial consultation with the doctor and comply with its provisions!