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More information about Lansoprazole
Lansoprazole is a prescription-only medication, classified as a proton pump inhibitor. It works to reduce the volume of acid in the stomach.
It is an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions. However, it is most often used to treat the symptoms of persistent heartburn, indigestion, NSAID-associated duodenal or gastric ulcers.
Your doctor may also prescribe Lanasoprazole for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, reflux oesophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, gastrin-secreting tumours and certain bacterial infections.
As a proton pump inhibitor, the active ingredient in Lansoprazole prevents the cells (known as 'proton pumps') in your stomach lining that produce acid from acting.
Reducing the amount of acid produced can help provide short-term relief from heartburn and indigestion by minimising acid reflux (the process by which acid enters your oesophagus).
When taken over a longer period, Lansoprazole can also provide a beneficial environment for tissue damaged by acid reflux to repair itself, helping to prevent digestive issues from returning.
Certain stomach infections can also be treated if you take antibiotics concurrently.
Your doctor will decide on the most suitable treatment programme based on your diagnosis.
Each capsule contains 15mg of the active ingredient lansoprazole. The capsules are available in blister packs in a variety of sizes.
In most cases, you should take one capsule in the morning for the duration of treatment.
Always follow your doctor's instructions, as well as the advice laid out in the patient leaflet.
The following is a summary of how to take this medication:
If you think you have taken too many capsules, or are experiencing severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Side effects which have been commonly reported include:
If you are concerned about any side effects, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Always consult your doctor about other medications you may be taking as interactions can impact Lansoprazole efficacy and increase the likelihood of side effects occurring.
Lansoprazole can also reduce the absorption of other medications, making them less effective.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to the active ingredient, or any of its other ingredients.
This medication is not suitable for patients with phenylketonuria, as the capsules could contain aspartame.
You should exercise caution if you have liver problems, osteoporosis or a vitamin B12 deficiency. Inform your doctor, as they may recommend a reduced dosage or additional monitoring.
Antacids, sucralfate and herbal remedies such as St John's wort and ginkgo biloba should not be taken during treatment.
Lansoprazole can also reduce your magnesium levels, resulting in additional side effects. This risk increases if you are taking any other medication that also causes magnesium levels to decline. For example, diuretics (e.g. furosemide or bendroflumethiazide), tacrolimus and digoxin.
This medicine is generally not considered suitable for use by children or pregnant or breastfeeding women, unless advised by a doctor.
Yes, you can order this medication from HealthExpress, assuming it has been approved for your use by one of our doctors. You must first complete a confidential consultation, which will ask you about any current and past medical conditions, as well as any treatments you are taking. This is to reduce the risk of complications occurring.
We offer free next-day delivery and nominated-day delivery, so you can choose when and where you want your order delivered.
|Description||Lansoprazole is a medication prescribed for the relief of symptoms of acid reflux|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||15 mg|
|Application||Adults suffering from acid reflux|
|Usage||Consult patient leaflet|
|Drug class||Proton-pump inhibitor|
|Alcohol consumption||Avoid alcohol consumption|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Lansoprazole is a PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) medication that is used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and other conditions that cause atypically high stomach acid levels (e.g peptic ulcers).
Lansoprazole targets cells in the stomach lining and prevents them from producing excess stomach acid.
While there may be some potential side effects associated with Lansoprazole, it is generally considered safe when used as directed by your doctor.
No, Lansoprazole is a prescription-only acid reflux medication. You can get a prescription for it from your doctor or online from a reliable healthcare provider, like HealthExpress.
If you have been prescribed Lansoprazole once daily, you can take it at any time of the day but some people find it works better when taken in the morning. If you take Lansoprazole twice a day, you should also take one tablet in the evening. Lansoprazole works best when taken 30 minutes before food.
How many Lansoprazole you need to take will depend on the condition you're treating. Please consult the patient information leaflet or speak to your doctor if you're unsure.
Some may begin to feel the positive effects after a few days of using Lansoprazoles, for others it may take up to 4 weeks.
No, Lansoprazole does not cause weight gain. If you're concerned about your weight or any of the other side effects of Lansoprazole, please consult your doctor.
Yes, Lansoprazole can cause some fluid-retention which can result in bloating. If you're concerned about your bloating, please consult your doctor.
Yes, diarrhoea and other digestive side effects are fairly common whilst using Lansoprazole. They tend to be mild and go away on their own, however, you should consult your doctor if these side effects are persistent or get any worse.
You should notify your doctor if you take any antifungals, antacids, heart medicines, St John's Wort, anything for HIV or another autoimmune disease as these may interact with Lansoprazole. For a comprehensive list of potential drug interactions, please refer to the patient information leaflet or consult your doctor.
You should consult your doctor before taking any over-the-counter antacids like Gaviscon whilst on Lansoprazole.
Please consult your doctor about using Lansoprazole whilst pregnant.
These help with my acid as I suffer with IBDRyan D
Stops acid reflux, heartburn with 30-60 minutesRichard M
Great product ,works wellNick
It works which is all I need in a medication!Lesley J