Prevacid is a drug designed specifically to decrease the levels of stomach acid. It is most commonly used for stomach and intestinal ulcers treatment or prevention, and also prescribed in case of erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other medical conditions that involve the stomach prodicing excessive amounts of acid.
Each dose of Prevacid ought to be taken before meal and washed down with a full glass of water. If you are using delayed-release capsules, you should swallow them whole, either way too much of the medication will be released at one time instead of letting itself into the body systems slowly. If you are absolutely unable to swallow the pill in one gulp, do not worry, there are ways around this. Take a spoonful of pudding, yoghurt, cottage cheese, fruit purret or another similar concoction, sprinkle the contents of the capsule there and swallow this mixture at once. It is also possible to let the medication dissolve in a quarter of glass of juice and drink all of it immediately.
Prevacid oral granules can be dissolved in 2 spoonfuls of clear water, stir gently and take all in one go. Wash it down with a little more water. Orally disintegrating tablets of Prevacid should be placed in your mouth and allowed to dissolve slowly. In cases when swallowing makes for a definite problem for the patient, these tablets can be allowed to dissolve in clear water and administrated through an oral syringe or a nasogastric feeding tube.