GENERIC NAME: LANSOPRAZOLE - INJECTION (lan-SOE-pra-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).OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to prevent and treat bleeding from stomach/intestinal ulcers.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein over 30 minutes as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.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.If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.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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