Tuesday, June 10, 2008 destiny5dawn, Community Member, asks

Q: How long does it take for Prevacid to start working?

I have a 8 month old taking Prevacid.  How long does it take before it gets into his system and start working?

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Jan Gambino, Health Guide
6/11/08 6:23am

Hello!

Prevacid is a Proton Pump Inhibitor or PPI medication. It will reduce or eliminate acid in the stomach from the first dose. Your son can still regurgitate or bring up food from his stomach but it should be less irritating because it is not acidic. The medication will need to be in his system a few weeks to heal irritation/ulcers.

If you have concerns about this medication or his overall treatment plan, it is best to check in with the doctor and give him/her an update on his condition.

Keep in touch and let us know how he is doing!

Jan Gambino

The Reflux Mom

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medpro2003, Community Member
6/ 8/10 6:54am

Prevacid (Lansoprazole) is used for the prevention and long-term treatment of asthma.

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By destiny5dawn, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/18/12, First Published: 06/10/08