Lansoprazole Capsules

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Lansoprazole is a commonly used to provide treatment when there is an excessive amount of acid in the stomach. This drug is designed to give remedy to gastric and duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

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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
Smoking
Pregnancy
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.

Do:
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

Don’t:
Have food or drink that triggers your symptoms
Eat within 3 or 4 hours before bed
Wear clothes that are tight around your waist
Smoke
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.

Product Description

WHAT IS LANSOPRAZOLE?

Lansoprazole belongs to group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Lansoprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid.

WHAT IS ACID REFLUX?

When acid from the stomach leaks up into the gullet (oesophagus), This may cause heartburn and other symptoms.

WHAT IS HEARTBURN?

Heartburn is a painful burning feeling just below or behind the breastbone. It usually comes from the oesophagus. The pain often rises in your chest and may spread to your neck or throat.

Some lansoprazole capsules contain small amounts of lactose, so they may be unsuitable for people with a digestive problem called lactose intolerance.

Lansoprazole isn’t suitable for some people.

To make sure Lansoprazole is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

Had an allergic reaction to Lansoprazole or any other medicines in the past
Liver problems
Lansoprazole is generally not recommended in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Dosage

How and when to take it
It’s usual to take lansoprazole once a day – first thing in the morning.

If you take Lansoprazole twice a day, take one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening.

Lansoprazole works best if you take it 30 minutes before a meal or snack. That’s because food slows down Lansoprazole getting into your system.

How much will I take?
The usual dose to treat:

indigestion is 15mg to 30mg a day
acid reflux disease is 15mg to 30mg a day

Tablets and capsules
Swallow tablets and capsules whole with a glass of water or juice.

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:

headaches
diarrhoea
stomach pain
constipation
wind
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 can be found on the manufacturers

Patient Information leaflet.