What are the Serious Side Effects of Prevacid?
Patients taking Prevacid and other similar proton pump inhibitor heartburn medications may have an increased risk of developing the following serious side effects:
- Acute interstitial nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys)
- Kidney risks
- Decreased kidney function
- Serious kidney injury
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Kidney failure (renal failure)
- Kidney transplant
- Gastric cancer
- Zollinger Ellison Syndrome
- Heart attack
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Abdominal pain
- Bone fractures (hip fracture, wrist fracture, spine fracture)
- Broken bones
- Low magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia)
- Other potential risk factors
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What are the Most Common Side Effects of Prevacid?
Other, more moderate side effects of Prevacid include:
- Fast or irregular heart rate
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Muscle cramps or weakness
- Jerky muscle movements
- Feeling jittery
Who Should Not Take Prevacid?
You should not take Prevacid if you are allergic to lansoprazole, the active ingredient in Prevacid, or if you take any medications that contain rilpivirine (Edurant, Complera, Odefsey). Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- Liver disease
- Low levels of magnesium in your blood
- Osteoporosis or low bone mineral density (osteopenia)
Do not give Prevacid to children under the age of 1 year old. Prevacid OTC is not approved for patients under 18 years old.
Can Prevacid Cause Anxiety or Depression?
Many patients who have taken Prevacid have reported suffering from severe anxiety, crippling panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, insomnia, depression, irregular heartbeat, heart palpitations, tremors, convulsions, and agitation. If you experience any of these side effects after taking Prevacid, you should consult your physician about switching to a different medication.
Why Can't You Take Prevacid for More Than 14 Days?
Recent studies have linked Prevacid to severe health risks, especially when taken long-term (longer than 14 days at a time). Some of the risks associated with Prevacid can result in serious injury or death. These include kidney damage and cancer.
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