Prevpac is a drug, universally used to treat gastric ulcers resulting from bacterial infections or other reasons. Lansoprazole is the generic name for Prevpac. Lansoprazole comes under the pharmacologic class of Proton Pump Inhibitors. The other drugs included in the same pharmacological class include omeprazole, rabeprazole and so on.
A few of the common clinical uses of Prevpac include:
- Treatment of gastric ulcers and especially Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory drug (NSAID) induced ulcers.
- In combination with suitable antibiotics it is used for the Triple therapy of gastric ulcers and infections resulting from bacteria H.Pylori.
- The other clinical use of lansoprazole includes treatment of Zollinger Ellison syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
What Is Prevpac Pack?
It is the most commonly used treatment to cure H.Pylori infections. The Prevpac pack is a pre packaged combination of three drugs namely amoxicillin, clarithromycin and lansoprazole.
- Amoxicillin is a penicillin class antibiotic that helps to fight H.Pylori (bacteria) in the body.
- Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic to help in the eradication of H.Pylori from the body.
- Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that prevents the excessive acid production or secretion in the body or stomach.
Common Side Effects of Prevpac
Dry mouth, diarrhea, insomnia, drowsiness, blurred vision, hypersensitivity reactions, peripheral edema, liver dysfunction are a few of the common side effects.
Some Of The Contraindications Associated With The Use Of Prevpac
- If the patient is pregnant or breast feeding
- If the patient is allergic to antibiotics and especially to penicillin antibiotics like ampicillin, cephalosporins like cephalexin or macrolide antibiotics like erythromycin
- If the patient has any sort of liver or kidney disease
- If the patient is using birth control pills to avoid conception
- If the patient have osteoporosis
- If the patient is suffering from osteoporosis
These are only few of the common contraindications of prevpac. You must consult your physician for a better piece of personal advice.