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Prevacid



Lansoprazole (marketed under brand names Takepron (in Japan), Prevacid (in the U.S.) and Zoton) is a proton pump inhibitor which prevents the stomach from producing acid.


Pharmacology


Prevacid Drug
Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor similar to omeprazole. Lansoprazole's plasma elimination half-life is not proportional to the duration of the drug's effects (i.e. gastric acid suppression). The plasma elimination half-life is two hours or less, and the effects of the drug last for over 24 hours

Indications
Lansoprazole is indicated for:

Treatment of ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, and NSAID-induced ulcers
Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (also known as acid reflux disease)
Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Treatment of Barrett's esophagus
Adjunctive treatment of H. pylori infection, alongside antibiotics

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