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The active ingredient in Lansoprazole is the ingredient with the same name. Lansoprazole belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’, and is used to reduce acid in the stomach.

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What is Lansoprazole and what does it do?

The active ingredient in Lansoprazole is the ingredient with the same name. Lansoprazole belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’, and is used to reduce acid in the stomach.

Proton pump inhibitors such as Lansoprazole works by reducing the amount of acid produced by a certain type of cells called proton pumps. It is primarily prescribed to treat acid reflux (GORD) and different types of ulcers in the stomach and gut.

When is Lansoprazole prescribed?

Lansoprazole is primarily used to treat ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

In adults, Lansoprazole may be prescribed to treat different types of ulcers, including ulcers in the upper part of the intestine, ulcers infected with bacteria and ulcers caused by medicines called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). Examples of NSAIDs are ibuprofen, aspirin and diclofenac.

Is Lansoprazole suitable for my condition?

This is determined by the doctor on a case by case basis. Certain medicines and conditions can affect the suitability of Lansoprazole. It is therefore important that you disclose your medical history when you fill in the doctor’s questionnaire. You must include information about any medication you take and whether you are affected by any conditions, such as liver problems or liver disease.

Lansoprazole may not be prescribed if any of the following applies to you:

  • If you are allergic to Lansoprazole or any of the ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
  • If you are taking a medicine containing atazanavir (used for HIV infection)

What is the recommended dosage of Lansoprazole?

You should follow the doctor’s instructions on how to take this medicine. The doses outlined below is for your reference only. You are recommended to take the capsules in the morning before breakfast. Swallow the capsules whole with water, at least 30 minutes before food.

Never exceed the stated dose.

Lansoprazole doses for adults:

To treat stomach ulcers:

Take 30mg every day for 4 weeks.

To treat ulcers in the duodenum:

To heal the ulcer, take 30mg every day for 2 weeks.

After the ulcer has healed, the doctor may instruct you to take 15mg every day to stop it coming back.

To treat ulcers in the stomach and duodenum caused by NSAIDs:

To heal the ulcer, take 30mg every day for 4 weeks.

After the ulcer has healed, the doctor may instruct you to take 30mg or 15mg every day to stop it coming back.

Preventing an ulcer and relief of symptoms while taking NSAIDs:

Take 15mg or 30mg every day.

The doctor will tell you when to stop taking the medicine.

To treat the infection of Helicobacter pylori:

The usual dose is 30mg in combination with two different antibiotics in the morning and 30mg in combination with two different antibiotics in the evening. This course is usually prescribed for 7 days.

To treat GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)

To heal the food pipe, take 30mg every day for 4 weeks.

The doctor may instruct you to take 15mg or 30mg daily to stop the symptoms from coming back.

To treat indigestion discomfort caused by too much acid

Take 15mg or 30mg daily for 2 to 4 weeks.

Lansoprazole may hide symptoms of other conditions and diseases. It is important that you contact your own GP immediately if you notice any of the symptoms below:

  • You experience unexplained weight loss or have problems swallowing.
  • You get stomach pain or uncomfortable indigestion.
  • You begin to vomit or vomit blood.
  • You pass black stools.
  • You experience severe and/or persistent diarrhoea.
  • You have severe liver problems.
  • You have even had a skin reaction after treatment with a medicine similar to Lansoprazole.

Does Lansoprazole cause any side effects?

All medicines can cause side effects. However, the susceptibility to side effects varies from person to person. Common side effects associated with taking Lansoprazole includes:

  • Headache, feeling dizzy or tired.
  • Diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pains, nausea or vomiting.
  • Dry or sore mouth or throat.
  • skin rash, itching.

Can I reduce the risk of getting side effects?

You should always read the patient information leaflet thoroughly before use as this can help reduce the risk of side effects and interactions between medicines. Below are a few things you can do:

  • While filling in the medical questionnaire, remember to include any other medicines you are taking. Lansoprazole can affect how other medicines work, so it is important that you tell our doctors about all medicine you take. Don’t forget to also include over the counter medication and supplements.
  • Take Lansoprazole at least 30 minutes before food.
  • Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, or exclude alcohol completely until your course has finished. Alcohol can increase the risk of side effects of most drugs.

How do I buy Lansoprazole online?

To legally and safely buy Lansoprazole online you need a prescription from a GMC (General Medical Council) registered doctor. Our online doctor service allows you to request a prescription through a medical questionnaire.

Once you have chosen your medicine and submitted the questionnaire, it will be reviewed by one of our doctors. If suitable, the doctor will accept your request and a prescription will be issued. Your medicine will then be dispensed by our UK pharmacy and sent by tracked delivery to your chosen address. Your medicine is usually dispatched within 24 hours after ordering.

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