Lansoprazole is a commonly used drug to reduce the amount of excess stomach acid. It is indicated in the treatment of issues pertaining to the stomach and intestine such as acid reflux, peptic ulcer, and other stomach conditions. Lansoprazole belongs to a class of medicines called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). The medicine is advised to be taken one hour before having meals, usually in the morning. The dosage depends on the underlying condition and your response to the medication. The medicine provides relief from acid damage in the stomach and esophagus, prevents ulcers, and also minimizes the risk of esophageal cancer. Lansoprazole is not fit for consumption by children of less than 1 year due to the increased risk of side effects.
Carefully, read the medication guide or instruction manual before taking the medicine. Strictly follow the prescribed dosage and complete the prescribed duration of medicine. Do not crush, chew or break the tablet, swallow it whole. Hold the tablet with dry hands and let it disintegrate slowly. Some people may notice side effects such as nausea, headache, flatulence, and diarrhea. Usually, the side effects are short-lived and resolve with time. Consult your doctor if the side effects persist or get severe with time. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Lansoprazole or a similar drug to get your dosage adjusted or get prescribed better alternatives.
Uses of Lansoprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets
- Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD)
- Peptic Ulcers
Side Effects of Lansoprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Usually, there are mild to temporary side effects of Lansoprazole, that resolve over time. The side effects are individualistic in nature and depend on the underlying condition and response to the medicine. If the side effects persist or get severe, consult your doctor immediately. The list of side effects is given below:
Some drugs may interact with each other and cause unpleasant effects. They may lower the efficacy of medicines or hinder the working of another drug. The possible drug interactions of Lansoprazole are given below:
- Azole antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole)
Precautions and Warnings
1. Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Lansoprazole tablets as it may lead to a negative impact on health.
2. Pregnant and lactating mothers should consult a doctor before consuming the tablets.
3. Do not drive when taking Lansoprazole as it decreases alertness, may affect vision, and cause sleepiness and drowsiness.
4. Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
5. Keep the tablets out of reach of children and pets. Properly dispose of discarded and expired medicines.
6. Patients with liver disease should stay cautious of the medicine and consult a doctor to get their dose adjusted.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is Lansoprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablet?
Lansoprazole 15 Orally Disintegrating Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors. Lansozex 15 Orally Disintegrating Tablet is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux esophagitis, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
2. Should Lansoprazole 15 Orally Disintegrating Tablet be taken empty stomach or with food?
Usually, Lansoprazole 15 Orally Disintegrating Tablet is taken once a day, first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. If you take Lansoprazole 15 Orally Disintegrating Tablet twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening.