Pylokit 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.  

Drug information on Pylokit (Lansoprazole) from Cipla Limited


Cipla Limited
Generic : Lansoprazole
6 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Pylokit may be prescribed

Abdominal Pain
Barrett’s Esophagus
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Side effects of Pylokit

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Pylokit?

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.

When is Pylokit not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Known hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Pylokit

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.

Other Precautions for Pylokit

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

Storage Conditions for Pylokit

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

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