Lansoprazole 15mg Capsules
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- 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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What is Lansoprazole?
A common question we are often asked is “What is Lansoprazole?”
Each of them have slight differences that affect how they’re broken down by the liver and how they interact with other drugs. As well as the above, some can last longer and therefore may need to be taken less frequently.
This should give you a simple rundown of what is lansoprazole and its similar medicines.
For further information on ‘What is Lansoprazole?’ please speak to your doctor or refer to the patient information leaflet, here.
Lansoprazole BNF is a proton pump inhibitor that inhibits the gastric acid secretion by blocking the hydrogen-potassium adenosine triphosphatase enzyme system of the gastric parietal cell.
In simpler terms Lansoprazole BNF reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It is widely used to treat ailments such as indigestion and heartburn/acid reflux.
Lansoprazole BNF can come in capsules, tablets or liquid form.
Both Lansoprazole 15 mg and Lansoprazole 30 mg are only available via prescription.
Under some rare circumstances Omeprazole BNF is used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This is a rare condition in which one or more tumours form on the pancreas or upper intestines.
Lansoprazole Uses – What Is Lansoprazole Used For?
What is Lansoprazole used for?
The following is a list of common Lansoprazole uses:
- Healing ulcers in the stomach or gut.
- Healing and preventing ulcers caused for Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs. Including medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen and piroxicam.
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Occurs when acid from the stomach escapes into the food pipe causing damage and inflammation.
Further Lansoprazole uses:
- Pain from indigestion and heartburn
- Illnesses, such as Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
- Helicobacter pylori infections
For further information on ‘What is Lansoprazole used for?’ or Lansoprazole uses please speak to your doctor or refer to the patient information leaflet, here.
How Long Does Lansoprazole Take to Work?
How long does Lansoprazole take to work?
It depends on the condition it’s treating. Common conditions such as heartburn or indigestion, you should feel relief straight away or at least within the first few days of starting the course. Other conditions, such as ulcers may take weeks before the benefits are felt.
Other medicines may interfere with how well Lansoprazole works, thus affecting ‘How long does lansoprazole take to work?’
Lansoprazole Side Effects
Like with all medicine, Lansoprazole Side Effects can occur but these aren’t experienced by everyone. If you experience any of these Lansoprazole side effects, especially if any of them are getting progressively worse, immediately stop and speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Below is a list of Lansoprazole Side Effects experienced more, or less when people have taken Lansoprazole 15 mg. For a full list, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
- Headaches, feeling dizzy or tired, general feeling of unwell
- Stomach pain, constipation, nausea, wind
- Benign polyps in stomach, dry or sore mouth
- Skin rash, itching
- Low mood
- Joint or muscle pain
- Swollen arms or legs caused by water retention
- Blood cell count changes
- Restless, drowsy or confused
- Numbness, tingling, pricking, burning or creeping on the skin
Lansoprazole 30 mg
There are three Lansoprazole strengths currently available on prescription, Lansoprazole 15 mg, Lansoprazole 30 mg and Lansoprazole 60 mg.
Lansoprazole 30 mg isn’t currently available via our online shop.
Lansoprazole 15 mg
Lansoprazole 15 mg is available via prescription from our online consultation. We offer fourteen and twenty eight tablet options, each priced respectively at £12.49 and £19.49.
Lansoprazole 15 mg is the lowest strength of Lansoprazole available. Your doctor will decide the best strength for your condition.
Lansoprazole Dose – Lansoprazole Dosage
Lansoprazole dosage will depend on the condition it will treat. Elderly people with liver problems or children of a young age usually have a lower Lansoprazole dosage.
Any questions regarding your Lansoprazole dosage should be asked to your doctor. Your doctor or pharmacist will ultimately decide how big your Lansoprazole dose will be.
The following is NHS guideline on the usual Lansoprazole dose:
- For indigestion 15mg to 30mg a day
- Acid reflux 15mg to 30mg a day
- Stomach ulcers 15mg to 30mg a day
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is 60mg a day, this Lansoprazole dose can increase to 120mg a day depending how well it works.
Lansoprazole and Alcohol
Lansoprazole and alcohol should be fine when taken together or apart. However, taking Lansoprazole and alcohol together can cause stomach acid symptoms to increase. Drinking alcohol makes your stomach produce more acid than normal, thus causing irritation to the stomach lining.
Generally, alcohol should be avoided when someone is taking medication for an illness, Lansoprazole and alcohol can make symptoms worsen; symptoms such as:
- Dizziness or tiredness
Lansoprazole or Omeprazole?
Lansoprazole or Omeprazole? This will typically be decided by your doctor when discussing treatment options.
When choosing Lansoprazole or Omeprazole, your doctor will be looking at other medications you might already be using, such as antacids. Some may interrupt and interfere how effective either Lansoprazole or Omeprazole can be.
If you are currently struggling with symptoms of increased stomach acid and are considering Lansoprazole or Omeprazole, seek guidance from a medical professional for dosage and consumption guidelines.
More harmful interactions with anticoagulants can occur, enhancing anti-clotting effects, so advice should sought before consumption.
Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole
Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole despite obvious similarities, there are subtle differences between the two. These differences should be clear before starting any treatment.
Due to the fact they both come from the same family, they both work similarly within the body. However, Lansoprazole is considered to be faster acting and more potent, particularly in the treatment of acid reflux.
One of the most notable differences between Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole is the way other medicines interact with them. Antacids are often using in conjunction with PPI medications, but in the case of Lansoprazole, they can actually reduce the amount absorbed by the body and impede how effective the treatment is.
The differences between Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole should be discussed between your doctor and pharmacist. Depending on your condition, either of the two drugs could be chosen.
Lansoprazole is one of many different PPI and acid treatments we have available at My Pharmacy. Before changing PPIs you should consult with your doctor and try to find the best Lansoprazole alternative for you and your condition.
You may want to consider some of the following as a Lansoprazole alternative:
Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat (acid reflux). If it keeps happening, it’s called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
The main symptoms of acid reflux are:
Heartburn – a burning sensation in the middle of your chest, an unpleasant sour taste in your mouth, caused by stomach acid
You may also have:
- A cough or hiccups that keep coming back
- A hoarse voice
- Bad breath
- Bloating and feeling sick
Your symptoms will probably be worse after eating, when lying down and when bending over.
Causes of heartburn and acid reflux
Lots of people get heartburn from time to time. There’s often no obvious reason why.
Sometimes it’s caused or made worse by:
- Certain food and drink – such as coffee, alcohol, chocolate, and fatty or spicy foods
- Being overweight
- Stress and anxiety
- Some medicines, such as anti-inflammatory painkillers (like ibuprofen)
- A hiatus hernia – when part of your stomach moves up into your chest
How you can ease heartburn and acid reflux yourself
Simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn.
- Eat smaller, more frequent meals
- Raise one end of your bed 10-20cm by putting something under your bed or mattress – to make it so your chest and head are above the level of your waist, so stomach acid doesn’t travel upwards towards your throat
- Try to lose weight if you’re overweight
- Try find ways to relax
- Have food or drink that triggers your symptoms
- Eat within 3 or 4 hours before bed
- Wear clothes that are tight around your waist
- Drink too much alcohol
- Stop taking any prescribed medicine without speaking to a doctor first
A pharmacist can help with heartburn and acid reflux
Speak to a pharmacist for advice if you keep getting heartburn.
They can recommend medicines called antacids that can help ease your symptoms.
It’s best to take these with food or soon after eating, as this is when you’re most likely to get heartburn. They may also work for longer if taken with food.
See a GP if:
- Lifestyle changes and pharmacy medicines aren’t helping
- You have heartburn most days for 3 weeks or more
- You have other symptoms, like food getting stuck in your throat, frequently being sick or losing weight for no reason
Your GP can provide stronger treatments and help rule out any more serious possible causes of your symptoms.
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:
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.
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