Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using lansoprazole capsules.
Indications and Usage
As a proton-pump inhibitor, lansoprazole is indicated in the treatment of gastric ulcers, heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophagitis, and duodenal ulcers. Lansoprazole can also be used to treat hypersecretory conditions like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and can work alongside antibiotics when treating stomach infections caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Do not take lansoprazole if:
- You have been diagnosed with stomach cancer;
- You are allergic to its active ingredients;
- You have serious liver problems;
- You are Vitamin B-12 deficient;
- You have low magnesium levels;
- You are below 18 years of age
Administration and Dosage
Use of lansoprazole capsules during pregnancy or breastfeeding does not appear to be harmful. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking lansoprazole.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. The usual dose for adults is 30mg taken once a day. Lansoprazole should not be taken by children below the age of 18years.
Possible interactions with lansoprazole capsules include HIV drugs, warfarin (and some other blood thinners), ampicillin, some antifungal agents and some other herbs and medications. Lansoprazole capsules should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking before treatment with lansoprazole capsules.
Lansoprazole is contraindicated if:
- You have a serious liver impairment;
- You are 17 years and below;
- You were allergic to the drug in the past;
- You are on some undisclosed medication and herbs
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect lansoprazole capsules overdose.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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