Prevacid 24HR approved for OTC use

PREVACID 24HR (lansoprazole) 15mg capsules by Novartis Consumer Health
PREVACID 24HR (lansoprazole) 15mg capsules by Novartis Consumer Health
The FDA has approved Prevacid 24HR (lansoprazole delayed-release capsules, from Takeda), a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), as an over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for frequent heartburn. Prevacid 24HR will be available in a 15mg strength. Prevacid 30mg delayed-release capsules will continue to be available by prescription only.

Prevacid 24HR is expected to be made available OTC by Novartis in 2009.

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