The active ingredient in Prevacid®24HR is lansoprazole (lan-SOH-pra-zohl), a type of proton pump inhibitor, or PPI for short. PPIs work by turning off the proton pumps that produce acid in your stomach. Frequent heartburn is caused when excess acid, produced by these pumps, escapes into your esophagus. By turning off these proton pumps, Prevacid®24HR prevents the acid that causes frequent heartburn.
One pill of Prevacid®24HR works for a full 24 hours.
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Frequent heartburn, which is a burning in the chest just below or behind the breastbone, occurs two or more days a week. It’s not just uncomfortable, but it can interfere with your work, family life, and sleep. Here’s how it can happen. Your stomach produces acid for digesting food. Sometimes, the acid flows up into the esophagus, burns and irritates its lining. But there’s something you can do about it. Prevacid®24HR is an over-the-counter medicine to treat heartburn for a full 24 hours. It’s a proton pump inhibitor, or PPI, which means Prevacid®24HR works by stopping the release of most acid into the stomach. Prevacid®24HR prevents the production of acid that causes frequent heartburn for a full 24 hours with one pill a day. May take 1-4 days for a full effect, although some people get complete relief of symptoms within 24 hours. Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn.