Inside your stomach are millions of little “spigots” called proton pumps. These pumps release the acid your stomach uses to digest food. This is the same acid that can back up into your esophagus and cause heartburn. Prevacid®24HR is a proton pump inhibitor, or PPI for short, which works by turning off these pumps, preventing the acid before it can do you harm.
PPIs are recommended for people who experience heartburn two or more times a week. Talk to your doctor to find out if Prevacid®24HR is right for you. It is important to take Prevacid®24HR every day for the full 14-day course of treatment and no more than once every four months unless directed by a doctor or healthcare professional.