Prevacid Solutab

Name:

Prevacid Solutab

Generic Name:

Lansoprazole

Form:

Tablet

Medication Class:

Proton Pump Inhibitor

Active Ingredient:

Lansoprazole

Pregnancy Category:

Consult your physician (Category B)

About this medication

Prevacid Solutab is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Proton Pump Inhibitor.

Why is this medication prescribed

The food we eat travels in our food pipe (called esophagus) from the mouth to the stomach. We have acid in our stomach that helps us digest food. The stomach has a 'doorman' (called sphincter) that does not allow the food and the acid to go backwards. Sometimes, that 'doorman' is not working properly and the acid goes up, a condition called treat GERD or reflux, and may cause heartburn. The acid can prevent healing of small wounds (called ulcers) in the stomach or the food pipes.

How does it work

Prevacid Solutab belongs to a group of medications called Proton pump inhibitors. These medications work by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.

How to use it

Place the tablet under your tongue. Keep the tablet in place until it is completely dissolves, be patient, do not chew or swallow it because the medication will not work well.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.