Is there a recall on Prevacid?
GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare is voluntarily recalling specific Prevacid 24HR Capsule products after microbiological out of specification results were obtained during testing of one undistributed lot of the product, according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency’s food safety office sent Oct. 4.
Is Prevacid still on the market?
Prevacid is available in prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) versions. Recent studies link Prevacid to several serious health risks, especially when taken long-term. Some of the risks associated with Prevacid can result in serious injury or death.
What are the long-term side effects of Prevacid?
The most common side effects reported include headache, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Reports of more serious side effects include kidney disease, fractures, infections and vitamin deficiencies, but these are very rare and are generally associated with long-term use (using these products for more than a year).
What can I take instead of Prevacid?
In addition to Prevacid and Prilosec, there are other FDA approved proton pump inhibitors that are available, including Protonix (pantoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole).
Is famotidine being recalled?
Key takeaways: In 2020, the FDA issued a recall of all versions of a heartburn medication called ranitidine, better known as Zantac, due to a potential cancer risk. Recently, Zantac relaunched with a new name and a different ingredient — Zantac 360 (famotidine).
What is the active ingredient in Prevacid delayed-release capsules?
The active ingredient in PREVACID Delayed-Release Capsules and PREVACID SoluTab Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets is lansoprazole, a substituted benzimidazole
Can you use Prevacid capsules with other foods?
PREVACID delayed-release capsules (PREVACID capsules) Taking PREVACID capsules with certain foods: You can only use applesauce, ENSURE pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt or strained pears. Open the capsule. Sprinkle the granules on 1 tablespoon of applesauce, ENSURE pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt or strained pears.
What is the difference between Prevacid 15 and 30 mg?
PREVACID delayed-release capsules, 15 mg, are opaque, pink and green with “TAP” and “PREVACID 15” imprinted on the capsules. The 30 mg delayed-release capsules are opaque, pink and black with “TAP” and “PREVACID 30” imprinted on the capsules. They are available as follows:
Which companies have recalled antacids?
Generic drugmakers Perrigo, Sanofi, Novartis’ Sandoz division and Apotex have all rushed to recall the top antacid on the market today, Zantac, which has been found to contain a suspected carcinogen for years now, unbeknownst to the FDA. PROCTER & GAMBLE CO. TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.