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Prevacid SoluTab should be taken according to your doctor's instructions. For specific dosing instructions, check the label on the medication. Remember to take Prevacid orally or on an empty stomach before eating. Avoid chewing or swallowing the tablet and instead place it on your tongue and let it dissolve until the particles can be swallowed. Possible side effects of Prevacid SoluTab are some common and serious side effects. The most common side effects are constipation; Nausea; Diarrhea; A headache; Stomach pain.
It is important that you consult your doctor if these common side effects persist or are bothersome. You should also see a doctor straight away if any of these serious side effects occur: severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of your mouth, lips, face, or eyes) tongue; unusual hoarseness); seizures; Chest pain; Bone pain; fast or irregular heartbeat; Fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, scaly or swollen skin; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual fatigue; and vision problems. Prevacid SoluTab should be protected from moisture, heat and light, preferably not in the bathroom and out of the reach of children and pets. If you suspect an overdose of this medication, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Prevacid SoluTab should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should therefore not be passed on to other people. If your symptoms don't improve or get worse, talk to your doctor. It is also important to ask your pharmacist how to dispose of any unused Prevacid SoluTab medication if you are fully recovering.
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Below is an overview of the main types of side effects by body system that result from taking Prevacid.
Gastrointestinal symptoms: The most common gastrointestinal side effects when using Prevacid are diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea. Constipation and vomiting, however, are reported less frequently, while several cases of microscopic colitis and pancreatitis have been reported. If you get chronic watery diarrhea, it is advisable to stop taking Prevacid immediately and to recover within a few days.
Nervous system symptoms: The side effects of the nervous system include headache, dizziness and pain, as well as some cases of speech disorders in patients taking Prevacid. However, it was found that these disappear soon after treatment is stopped.
Dermatological symptoms: Dermatological side effects include the appearance of rashes in approximately 4.3% of patients and some rare cases of erythema multiforme in patients taking Prevacid.
Respiratory symptoms: Respiratory side effects include rhinitis and pharyngitis incidences in 1 to 2% of patients. Rare cases of cough and flu-like symptoms have also been reported in patients taking Prevacid.
Psychiatric symptoms: The psychiatric side effects of Prevacid include depression and anxiety, which are extremely rare.
Urogenital symptoms: Urogenital side effects due to the use of Prevacid have rarely been reported. In some cases, impotence has been reported in men along with a type of "testicular disorder". However, there have been cases of urinary retention and interstitial nephritis in people taking this drug.
Cardiovascular symptoms: Cardiovascular side effects have also been reported rarely due to the use of Prevacid. These include angina pectoris, hypertension, myocardial infarction and hypotension.
Hypersensitivity symptoms: Hypersensitivity symptoms have been reported rarely due to the use of Prevacid. These include glottic edema and anaphylactic reactions.
Symptoms of the musculoskeletal system: Symptoms of the musculoskeletal system have also been reported due to the use of Prevacid - although very rarely. For example, some patients have reported hip fractures and tetany, as well as myositis.
Other side effects include an increase in the level of potassium in the blood, the presence of crystalline urine, an increase in the blood urea and occult positive blood in the stool. The most common side effects that may occur while taking Prevacid are: constipation, diarrhea, nausea, headache, swelling, pain, stomach pain and redness at the injection site. If any of these symptoms persist or are bothersome, it is advisable to consult your doctor.
There are also some serious symptoms that can occur from taking Prevacid. These include serious allergic reactions like hives; Skin rash; Itching; Chest tightness; Difficulty breathing; Swelling of the mouth, lips, face and tongue; unusual hoarseness; Chest pain; Bone pain; fast or irregular heartbeat; Chills, fever and sore throat; red, swollen, scaly or swollen skin; seizures; unusual fatigue; unusual bruising or bleeding; as well as visual disturbances. If you notice any of these serious symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately.