Prevacid is a type of drug that fits into the proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) category. Prevacid is used to treat frequent heartburn that is caused by acid reflux which is the backup of stomach acid or bile into the esophagus. This prescription drug is offered in capsule that is to be taken orally.
Taking the prescription drug prevacid can have several adverse side effects, if you experience any of the rarer and more severe side effects listed below call your doctor immediately.
- Low magnesium
- Fast or uneven heart rate
- Jerky muscle movements
- Feeling jittery
- Watery/bloody diarrhea
- Muscle cramps, muscle weakness or limp feeling
- Cough or choking feeling
Can I Take Legal Action Against Prevacid?
Prevacid has been linked to serious side effects including chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal failure, nephritis, heart attack, bone fractures and more.
The FDA announced in April 2011 that lansoprazole was being recalled after numerous reports the tablets were not fully disintegrating in water and blocked feeding tubes and syringes. Several patients required emergency care after their feeding tubes became clogged by the pills.
The FDA warned that despite the recall by Teva, some hospitals may still have the drug in stock. The agency warned health care professionals to use another generic version of the drug that was designed to orally disintegrate if they have patients who require the drug be administered via a feeding tube.
The lansoprazole pills, manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, are a generic version of Prevacid, which is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
The drug has been withdrawn from the market, but hospitals and pharmacies have not been asked to return the drug.
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Can I Start A Prevacid Kidney Disease Claim?
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WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Prevacid lawsuit claims.