Lansoprazole Capsules helps relieve symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, heartburn, and persistent cough. This medication is used for the treatment of certain stomach and esophagus problems like:
- Acid reflux
Lansoprazole may also be used to treat other conditions involving excessive stomach acids like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is which a gastrin-secreting tumor or hyperplasia of the islet cells in the pancreas causes overproduction of gastric acid. That it results in recurrent peptic ulcers.
How do Lansoprazole Capsules work?
Lansoprazole works by lessening the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is by blocking the proton pump in the cells of your stomach. The proton pump works in the final step of acid production. When the proton pump is blocked, your stomach makes less acid. This helps to decrease your symptoms.
Why use Lansoprazole Capsules?
Lansoprazole Capsules is in the class of medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus. This also prevents cancer of the esophagus and ulcers.
Lansoprazole Capsules is available in the dosage strengths of 15 mg and 30 mg for oral use. Each delayed-release capsule contains enteric-coated granules of Lansoprazole as its active ingredient. This has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Lansoprazole Capsules?
This medication is to be taken by mouth. Swallow the capsule as a whole with a full glass of water. This medicine works best if taken on an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before food. Take each dose at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than prescribed.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it. Do not suddenly stop this medication without consulting your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
What are the side effects of Lansoprazole Capsules?
- Muscle cramps or weakness
- Skin rash or itching
- Stomach pain
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Joint pain
Warnings and Precautions
- Tell your doctor if you ever had liver disease, low levels of magnesium in your blood, and osteoporosis.
- Do not give this medication to a child younger than 1-year-old.
- Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Stop taking this and call your doctor if there any signs of an allergic reaction.
- This can cause diarrhea that may be a sign of a new infection. Let your doctor know if you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it.
- This may also cause problems in the kidney. Let your doctor know if you are urinating less than usual or if you have blood in your urine.