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Prevacid 24HR Caps - 42 Capsules

Beyond the Basics of Heartburn

The basic symptoms of heartburn are well known and include burning in the chest area and pain when lying down. Isolated to one instance, heartburn can be tolerated. But what if you are experiencing heartburn two or more days a week and your sleep, daily activities, and overall quality of life are being affected by these symptoms of heartburn? Frequent heartburn may affect your ability to focus at work. And then there's the stress factor of heartburn that can make you seem ill-tempered or moody. You might even find it difficult to fully enjoy social occasions. Some also find it hard to sleep due to heartburn. Why should these symptoms be tolerated? They shouldn’t. In fact, ignoring symptoms of frequent heartburn can lead to severe complications.

How Do You Know If You Are Experiencing Frequent Heartburn?

If you are experiencing heartburn two or more days a week, you are experiencing what is referred to as “frequent heartburn.” You’re not alone – more than 50 million American adults are affected by frequent heartburn. Below are a few symptoms that you probably know all too well:

  • Burning in the chest just below or behind the breast bone
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Pain that gets worse when you're lying down
Causes of Frequent Heartburn
  • Going to bed or laying down soon after eating
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Indulging in fatty or spicy foods
  • Eating certain fruits and vegetables like citrus, tomatoes, and onions
  • Drinking soda, coffee, and other carbonated or caffeinated beverages
  • Eating chocolate and mints
  • Sometimes healthy choices, such as a good diet and regular exercise, can help you avoid the usual symptoms of heartburn. There is also a cause of heartburn you might not think about as often, and it's called stress. This is a not-so-obvious factor of heartburn that can sneak up on you, so think about what might be causing you stress and explore ways to manage it.
Managing Your Frequent Heartburn

The good news is that with Prevacid24HR, along with a few lifestyle adjustments and regular check-ups with your doctor, frequent heartburn which occurs 2 or more days a week can be fairly easy to manage. But how do you know if Prevacid24HR is the right heartburn treatment for you? Below are a few different types of over-the-counter heartburn treatments.

Antacids reduce the effects of stomach acid and are usually taken for short-term relief. Many antacids are available as chewable tablets.

H2 blockers reduce the amount of acid your stomach makes. They relieve symptoms for a longer period of time than antacids, but may not last as long as PPIs.

PPIs,short for Proton Pump Inhibitors, are for the treatment of frequent heartburn. They may provide longer-term relief than antacids or H2s by significantly reducing the production of acid in the stomach. PPIs are available over-the-counter. Prevacid24HR is a PPI. So What Differentiates Prevacid24HR? Prevacid24HR is the only branded OTC frequent heartburn medicine that contains the active ingredient lansoprazole. Prevacid24HR prevents acid that causes frequent heartburn for a full 24 hours, with one pill a day for 14 days. It works by reducing the release of acid from the "proton pumps" in the stomach

Directions


  • Use to treat frequent heartburn (occurs 2 or more days a week)

  • Not intended for immediate relief of heartburn, this drug may take 1 to 4 days for full effect

  • Adults 18 years of age and older this product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days

  • It may take 1 to 4 days for full effect, although some people get complete relief of symptoms within 24 hours

  • Swallow 1 capsule with a glass of water before eating in the morning

  • Take every day for 14 days

  • Do not take more than 1 capsule a day

  • Swallow whole. Do not crush or chew capsules.

  • Do not use for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor

  • You may repeat a 14-day course every 4 months

  • Do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor

  • Children under 18 years of age: ask a doctor before use. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition.

Drug Facts

Active Ingredient (in each capsule): Lansoprazole 15 mg

Inactive Ingredients: Colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C red No. 28, FD&C blue No. 1, FD&C green No. 3, FD&C red No 40, gelatin, hydroxypropyl cellulose, low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium carbonate, methacrylic acid copolymer, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, starch, sucrose, sugar sphere, talc, titanium dioxide

Warnings
  • Allergy Alert: Do not use if you are allergic to lansoprazole
  • Do not use if you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • Liver disease
  • Had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • Heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness
  • Chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breadth; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck, or shoulders; or lightheadness
  • Frequent chest pain
  • Frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach pain
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking
  • Warfarin (blood-thinning medicine)
  • Prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medicines
  • Digoxin (heart medicine)
  • Theophylline (asthma medicine)
  • Tacrolimus (immune system medicine)
  • Atazanavir (medicine for HIV infection)
Stop use and ask doctor if
  • Your heartburn continues or worsens
  • You need to take this product for more than 14 days
  • You need to take more than 1 course of treatment every 4 months
  • You get diarrhea
  • If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Other Information
  • Read the directions, warnings, and package insert before use
  • Keep the carton and package insert. They contain important information.
  • Store at 20-25C (68-77F)
  • Keep product out of high heat and humidity
  • Protect product from moisture

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