PREVACID 24 HR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (15 Ratings)

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 1  GERD by the end of the second week of taking, had MASSIVE side-effects, namely severe stiffness and tremors in shoulders and head, leading to horrible tension headaches, along with severe anxiety, with a feeling of having a heart attack. Side-effects worst right after eating or drinking liquids. M 68 2 weeks
15 mg 1X D
12/17/2020
 1  Supposedly acid reflux Totally sick. Shakey, headache, dizziness, tired, lethargic F 59 5 days
15mg
10/23/2017
 1  Acid Reflux After taking one pill I had indigestion, fullness in my stomach, decreased appetite, food staying in my stomach longer than normal, dry mouth, drowsiness, fatigue, lethargy, being unmotivated, insomnia (initially), headache, some depression, weird (spacey) feeling. These symptoms stopped after I stopped Prevacid. I have found that both Zegerid and Aciphex work much better for me with little side effects. M 51 1 days
15 MG. 1X D
10/15/2013
 1  HeartBurn I took prevacid and my heart has been racing non stop. I wake up with my heart racing. I've been getting anxiety and panic attacks when I never had them before. My blood pressure went up to 180 at one time and I've been to the ER 3 times in the last year or less. I stopped taking the med and hopefully my heart stops racing. Lost mood and sex drive. Blurred vision and headsches as well. This is a horrible med. Never touching this again. Ill stick to eating yogurt for heart burn or natural route over this CRAP! BEWARE!!!!!! DANGEROUS!!!! M 34 6 months
15mg
8/1/2013
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 1  gerd Made me feel spaced out, dropped my iron levels to the bottom, dropped vit d, also made my sed rate high & another test high for inflammation in my body, all caused by this medicine the doctor said, if I didn't stop it when I did, would have killed me! WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!!!!!!!! Horrible drug that can destroy you red blood cells! F 38 7 days
30 1X D
4/18/2013
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 5  GERD None Cost is high F 67 10 years
30mg 1X D
2/20/2013
 1  Acid Reflux/GERD This medicine caused Indigestion, fullness in my stomach, decreased appetite, food staying in my stomach longer than normal, dry mouth, drowsiness, fatigue, lethargy, unmotivated, insomnia (initially), headache, some depression and a weird (spacey) feeling. I stopped the Prevacid and do not plan on taking it again. M 49 4 days
15 MG 1X D
11/4/2011
 4  gerd None great medicine for what I need F 43 10 years
30mg 1X D
7/3/2011
 5  GERD/ulcer None Prevacid worked very well on my GERD symptoms and helped heal a very painful, severe non-H.pylori ulcer. No side effects. Unless you are allergic, I don't know how anyone can determine this drug doesn't work after only 2 doses. It clearly states that this drug may take 1 to 4 days to work for GERD and if you're using it for ulcer it can take weeks. As someone with severe anxiety disorder, I understand the fear of taking a new drug but sometimes you have to give a drug a chance to work. I took Prilosec for several weeks - caused diarrhea. Prevacid is very gentle. F 39 2 months
15 mg 2X D
4/20/2011
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 1   SEVERE headache,vision changes,dizziness My son was having nausea/vomited once a week or every other week. His pediatrician put him on prevacid and now he is suffering from severe headache, vision changes, dizziness, and cannot function. He hasn't been to school in a week. We've been back to the doctor twice and specifically asked if these could be side effects from the prevacid and she acted like I was a moron. "No no we give prevacid all the time." Took him to the eye doctor. Two days ago I called the doctor back and said you HAVE to give him something for this headache. They told me to take him to the ER which I did. After describing his symptoms they immediately did an MRI. Negative (thankfully). I just found this web site and after reading through here and about the many many people who got severe headache from this drug I told him do not take your pill this morning. I now strongly believe that it is totally the prevacid that is causing these headaches an pray that he feels better very very soon (like today would be great.) I've been with the same pediatrician for 24 years but I will be changing doctors now. I would appreciate it if people would contact me and tell me how long after stopping the prevacid it was before their headaches went away. M 13 20 days
30mg 1X D
4/13/2011
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 1  GERD M 54
15 1X D
2/17/2011
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 1  gastritis and h pylori abdominal cramps, achy joints, burping, fullness, headaches I took 15 mg twice a day along with antibiotics for 10 days to treat h pylori infection. Felt terrible the last few days of treatment likely due to the antibiotics; MD said to continue the Prevacid for 1 month. Felt better for a few days after stopping antibiotics. Then began to feel really bad again. I suspect the Prevacid and the very low acid in my stomach which perfectly matches my symptoms--fullness and burping after meals, achy joints, undigested food in stools, difficulty digesting anything especially meat. I plan to stop the Prevacid as of today! F 69 30 days
15 mg 2X D
11/17/2010
 1  Esophagitis Very dizzy, faint feeling, rumbling stomach, blurred vision. Took only two doses. Second one evening before and woke up with a prickly, itching sensation. Returned to bed and when I went to get up I was extremely dizzy and almost fell twice. Had to hold onto the bed and walls to get to the bathroom. Felt very faint. Diarrhea and gurgling stomach. Now I don't know how long this will take to get out of my system. Pharmacist says he doesn't think it would be from this medication. Doctor said to switch to Pepcid. I've tried Tagamet and got terrible headaches, Omeprazole same. Maybe try natural route. These seem like dangerous drugs to me. Very scary. F 51 2 days
15 MG 1X D
9/3/2010
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 1  Ulcer I also had the same issue with prevacid and suffered numbness in my whole left side from the top of my head down to my feet. I also felt numb under my chin and in my throat and it felt like something was stuck in it. I got several ear infections called otitis media which is a inner ear infection along with sore throat that I never get. I had severe dizziness and headaches and almost past out one night when I got up to go to the bathroom after taking it. I latterly fell into my closet wall on my way in to the bathroom. My head also feels heavy and hurts slightly on one side of my brain. I hope this help's u... I will not take this drug again as the side effects get worse the more u take it. It also causes mood swings maybe because u feel like crap almost like u have the flu. It does take several days for this to leave your system and am not sure what the half life of this drug is so I would give it at least 3 days for the symptoms to subside. F 48 2 months
15 mg. 1X D
5/29/2010
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 1  GERD widespread skin irritation, redness, and itching F 46 1 times
15 mg 1X D
4/22/2010
  

PREVACID 24 HR  (LANSOPRAZOLE):  Lansoprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Lansoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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