lansoprazole - injection, Prevacid IV
GENERIC NAME: LANSOPRAZOLE - INJECTION (lan-SO-pruh-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Prevacid IV
USES: Lansoprazole is used to treat acid-related throat problems (erosive esophagitis). It works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Decreasing excess stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, and trouble sleeping. It can also prevent serious acid damage to your digestive system (e.g., ulcers, cancer of the esophagus).
HOW TO USE: Give this medication by vein (intravenously-IV) over 30 minutes in a proper IV solution, usually once daily, or as directed by your doctor.Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids. Mix this drug first with sterile water (for injection) only. Consult your pharmacist about which IV fluid to use for dilution or if you have any questions about how to prepare or use this medication.This medication may contain small particles after it is added to the IV solution. It is very important to use the provided IV filter (or "in-line" filter) while giving this solution. Consult your pharmacist about the proper use of this filter.When you are able to take medicines by mouth, your doctor will switch your treatment to an oral form of this drug.If needed, antacids may be taken along with this medication.The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day. Continue to use this medication for the prescribed length of treatment even if you are feeling better.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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