Lansoprazole - Drug Information

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General Information on Lansoprazole

Generic Name : Lansoprazole

Pronunciation : lan-SOE-pra-zole

Latest prescription information about Lansoprazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers

Why is Lansoprazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a proton pump inhibitor, prescribed for gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis (inflammation of esophagus), and Zollinger-Ellison (gastric acid hyper secretion) syndrome. It blocks the enzyme in the stomach that produces acid.  

When should Lansoprazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Lansoprazole?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 15 30 mg once daily. Higher dose is needed in Zollinger Ellison syndrome.

How should Lansoprazole be taken?

It comes as a delayed-release (long-acting) capsule and granules to make a delayed-release solution (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day, before eating. Do not crush or chew the capsules. Swallow the medication whole. Injection administered into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lansoprazole?

While taking sucralfate (Carafate), take it at least 30 minutes after lansoprazole.
It may affect liver function.
Gastric malignancy should be ruled out.
Caution should be exercised in patients with osteoporosis, liver problem, bowel cancer, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Lansoprazole?

  Central Nervous System: Headache.
  Skin: Severe allergic reactions.
  Eye and ENT: Speech disorder.
  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, inflammation of pancreas and vomiting.
  Genitourinary: Urinary retention.
  Blood: Decrease in white blood cells, platelets, neutrophils, anemia and bleeding.
  Liver: Liver damage.
  Miscellaneous: Injection site pain/reaction and life threatening allergic reactions.

What are the other precautions for Lansoprazole?

Do not change the dose or stop taking this medication unless advised by health care provider.

What are the storage conditions of Lansoprazole?

Injection: Store at 25C (77F). Oral: Store at 25C (77F). Store it in an airtight container and keep away from children.

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