Lansoprazole Capsules (28 Capsules)


  • Treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), Heartburn, Acid Reflux And Indigestion
  • Active Ingredient: Lansoprazole
  • Reduces Excess Acid Produced By The Stomach
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Lansoprazole treats the symptoms of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion, providing relief for you to get on with your day. Lansoprazole is also used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers, and erosive esophagitis.

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    1. Why Choose My Pharmacy for Lansoprazole
    2. What is Lansoprazole?
    3. Understanding Lansoprazole BNF
    4. Various Lansoprazole Uses
    5. How Effective is Lansoprazole?
    6. Potential Lansoprazole Side Effects
    7. Lansoprazole Strengths and Dosage
    8. Lansoprazole and Alcohol
    9. Comparing Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole
    10. Alternatives to Lansoprazole
    11. How to Purchase Lansoprazole from My Pharmacy

    Why Choose My Pharmacy for Lansoprazole?

    If you're based in the UK and looking to buy Lansoprazole online, My Pharmacy has got you covered. As a premier independent online pharmacy, we offer a seamless and discreet process that begins with a free online consultation to determine your prescription needs. What's more, you can count on secure packaging and next-day delivery options to ensure that your medication arrives in perfect condition. Click here to browse other products on My Pharmacy.

    What is Lansoprazole?

    Lansoprazole belongs to a category of medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sharing the space with other medicines like Omeprazole, Pantoprazole and Esomeprazole. These medications differ slightly in their metabolic processes, interactions with other drugs and their duration of action. Lansoprazole operates by blocking the action of the proton pumps in the parietal cells of the stomach lining. Proton pumps are the final pathway for the secretion of gastric acid, and their inhibition effectively reduces stomach acidity. Lansoprazole binds to the proton pump and inhibits its action, which results in a decrease in acid production. The drug's action is dose-dependent and can lead to near-complete inhibition of acid secretion when used in higher doses, making it effective for treating ulcers and erosive esophagitis. For a more detailed overview of Lansoprazole, you can read this NHS article. YouTube Video Suggestion: "Lansoprazole - Mechanism, side effects, interactions and uses"

    Understanding Lansoprazole BNF

    Lansoprazole BNF, or British National Formulary, refers to the standard guidelines for the drug's use within the UK. Lansoprazole is a potent inhibitor of gastric acid secretion, working by blocking the hydrogen-potassium adenosine triphosphatase enzyme system. This essentially means that Lansoprazole is effective at reducing stomach acid production. Available in various forms like capsules, tablets, or liquid, Lansoprazole is primarily prescribed for treating conditions such as indigestion and acid reflux. For more details, visit the BNF website.

    Various Lansoprazole Uses

    Wondering what Lansoprazole is used for? Here's a rundown:
    • Healing and prevention of stomach or gut ulcers
    • Managing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infections
    • Relieving symptoms of indigestion and heartburn
    • Treatment of rare illnesses like Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
    For more information on Lansoprazole uses, consult your healthcare provider or refer to the Patient Information Leaflet.

    How Effective is Lansoprazole?

    The effectiveness of Lansoprazole varies depending on the condition it's treating. For common issues like heartburn or indigestion, relief can be felt almost immediately or within a few days. However, for conditions like ulcers, it may take several weeks for the benefits to manifest. The effectiveness can also be influenced by interactions with other medications.

    Potential Lansoprazole Side Effects

    Like any medication, Lansoprazole may have side effects, although not everyone experiences them. Some common and uncommon Lansoprazole side effects include:
    • Common: Headaches, stomach pain, nausea
    • Uncommon: Low mood, joint pain, water retention
    If you notice any of these side effects worsening, contact your healthcare provider immediately. For a more detailed list of Lansoprazole side effects, click here.

    Lansoprazole Strengths and Dosage

    When it comes to managing acid-related disorders, understanding the right Lansoprazole dose is crucial. Lansoprazole comes in different strengths to cater to individual patient needs, most commonly in 15mg and 30mg doses. Here's what you need to know about Lansoprazole strengths and how to determine the proper dosage: The 15mg dose is often the starting point for many treatments involving acid-related disorders. This is the lowest available strength and is generally prescribed for mild to moderate cases of indigestion, heartburn or acid reflux. Your healthcare provider might start you off on this dosage to evaluate its effectiveness before considering a higher dose. For more advanced or severe cases, the Lansoprazole 30mg dose is commonly recommended. This dose is often used in the treatment of more persistent or complicated conditions such as stomach ulcers or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Always consult your healthcare provider to determine if a 30mg dose is appropriate for you, particularly if you are taking other medications that might interact with Lansoprazole.

    Lansoprazole and Alcohol

    It's generally safe to consume alcohol while on Lansoprazole; however, alcohol can exacerbate the symptoms you're treating with Lansoprazole, such as indigestion or acid reflux. It's best to avoid or limit alcohol consumption during treatment.

    Comparing Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole

    Choosing between Lansoprazole and Omeprazole depends on various factors, including other medications you may be taking. Lansoprazole is often considered faster-acting and more potent for treating acid reflux conditions. For a more tailored recommendation, consult your healthcare provider.

    Alternatives to Lansoprazole

    When it comes to treating conditions involving excess stomach acid, Lansoprazole is often a go-to medication. However, there may be cases where you may need an alternative to Lansoprazole, whether it's due to side effects, interactions with other medications, or inefficacy in your specific condition. Here's a look at some of the alternatives to consider.
    1. Omeprazole: Perhaps one of the most well-known alternatives, Omeprazole is widely prescribed for similar conditions as Lansoprazole. It is often chosen for its affordability and long track record of efficacy. It also has a low potential for drug interactions.
    2. Esomeprazole: Esomeprazole is another alternative. It offers better bioavailability and is often used for erosive esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
    3. Pantoprazole: This medication is often used for treating stomach ulcers and damage to the lower oesophagus due to acid reflux. Pantoprazole generally has fewer drug interactions and is less likely to influence the effectiveness of other medications.

    How to Purchase Lansoprazole from My Pharmacy

    Buying Lansoprazole from My Pharmacy is a straightforward process. You'll first undergo an online consultation to determine your prescription, after which you can select from various options for delivery, including next-day delivery for utmost convenience.  
  • Side Effects

    Side-effects and precautions:

    Most people who take lansoprazole do not have any side effects. If you do get a side effect, it is usually mild and will go away when you stop taking lansoprazole.

    Common side effects
    These common side effects may happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don’t go away:

    stomach pain
    feeling sick or vomiting
    itchy skin rashes
    feeling dizzy or tired
    dry or sore mouth or throat
    Lansoprazole may also make you feel depressed. It may also make your feet or ankles swell.

    Serious side effects
    Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.

    Tell a doctor straight away if you have:

    joint pain along with a red skin rash, especially in parts of your body exposed to the sun, such as your arms, cheeks and nose – these can be signs of a rare condition called subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus that can happen weeks or even years after taking lansoprazole
    stomach pain that seems to be getting worse – this can be a sign of an inflamed liver or pancreas
    reddening, blisters and peeling of the skin, there may also be severe blisters and bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals – these can be signs of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis
    diarrhoea more than 5 times a day or that doesn’t seem to be getting better – this can be a sign of ulcerative colitis
    Serious allergic reaction
    In rare cases, it’s possible to have a serious allergic reaction to lansoprazole.

    A serious allergic reaction is an emergency. Contact a doctor straight away if you think you or someone around you is having a serious allergic reaction.

    These are not all the side effects of lansoprazole. For a full list see the Patient information leaflet.

    There are some food and drinks which may aggravate your stomach, alcohol and spicy foods for example. Try to avoid these whilst you are taking lansoprazole as well as eating large meals.

    If you are a smoker, you are increasing the amount of acid that is produced by the stomach resulting in your symptoms becoming worse. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how to quit, they may prescribe a treatment such as Champix.


  • Further Information

    Further information can be found on the manufacturers Patient Information leaflet.