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Q: "PREVPAC" Who is the Manufacturer? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
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Subject: "PREVPAC" Who is the Manufacturer?
Category: Health
Asked by: oloo-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 27 May 2006 03:18 PDT
Expires: 26 Jun 2006 03:18 PDT
Question ID: 732810
Prevpac is a prepackaged combination of drugs designed to cure
duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria. My questions are, is
Prevpac in tablets or capsules form? Which company manufactured the
branded product (Prevpac).

I'll give a good rating to the answer!
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Subject: Re: "PREVPAC" Who is the Manufacturer?
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 27 May 2006 03:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi oloo,

The following is the result of my research for the drug PREVPAC:

Company: TAP Pharmaceuticals
Approval Status: Approved February 1999
Treatment for: Gastroenterology

General Information
Prevpac (lansoprazole, clarithromycin and amoxicillin), Rx, has been
approved for the eradication of H. pylori to reduce the risk of
duodenal ulcer recurrence.

CenterWatch
http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/drugs/dru561.html

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Prevpac
Pronounced: PREV-pack 
Generic name: Amoxicillin, Clarithromycin, and Lansoprazole

Why is this drug prescribed?
"Prevpac is a prepackaged combination of drugs designed to cure
duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria, the most common source
of ulcers. With two antibiotics and an acid-blocking agent, Prevpac
will eradicate the H. pylori infection and improve your odds of
remaining ulcer-free..."

How should you take this medication?
"Each pack contains a full day's supply of medication, consisting of
two 30-milligram capsules of lansoprazole (Prevacid), four
500-milligram capsules of amoxicillin, and two 500-milligram tablets
of clarithromycin (Biaxin). Take half the supply before breakfast and
the remainder before dinner. Swallow each pill whole; do not crush or
chew."

Recommended dosage - ADULTS 
"The recommended dosage is 1 capsule of lansoprazole (Prevacid), 2
capsules of amoxicillin, and 1 tablet of clarithromycin (Biaxin) taken
together twice a day (morning and evening) for 14 days."

Health Square: Prevpac
http://www.healthsquare.com/newrx/pre1349.htm 

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U.S. Patent No. 5,013,743 
PREVPAC is distributed by TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc. 
PREVACID̉ (lansoprazole) Delayed-Release Capsules 
Distributed by TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045, U.S.A. 


DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION 
H. pylori Eradication to Reduce the Risk of Duodenal Ulcer Recurrence 
The recommended adult oral dose is 30 mg PREVACID, 1 g amoxicillin,
and 500 mg clarithromycin administered together twice daily (morning
and evening) for 10 or 14 days.


HOW SUPPLIED 
PREVPAC is supplied as an individual daily administration pack, each containing: 

PREVACID: 
¾ two opaque, hard gelatin, black and pink PREVACID 30-mg capsules,
with the TAP logo and "PREVACID 30" imprinted on the capsules.

TRIMOX: 
¾ four flesh body/maroon cap amoxicillin 500-mg capsules, USP, printed
with "BRISTOL 7279" in black ink on both body and cap.

BIAXIN Filmtab: 
¾ two yellow oval film-coated clarithromycin 500-mg tablets, USP,
debossed with the Abbott logo on one side and "KL" on the other side
of the tablets.

Source: RXList
http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic2/prevpac_ids.htm



I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any questions
regarding my answer please don?t hesitate to ask before rating.

Best regards,
Rainbow
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