Lansoprazole Capsules (30mg & 15mg)
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- Reduces stomach acid to treat acid reflux, heartburn and ulcers.
- Taken once or twice a day
- Easy to take capsule
- Available on prescription from a GP or pharmacist
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Lansoprazole Gastro Resistant Capsules for Acid Reflux
About Lansoprazole Gastro Resistant Capsules
Lansoprazole 15/30mg is a prescription medication that is known as a Proton Pump Inhibitor, often referred to as PPI. This medication is an orodispersable tablet so it functions by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces, helping to relieve symptoms of acid reflux. It’s commonly used to manage conditions such as heartburn, acid indigestion, and stomach ulcers. In the UK, you can get Lansoprazole 30mg with a prescription from your GP or pharmacist.
|Drug Type||Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)|
|Use||Treats GERD, heartburn, indigestion, stomach ulcers|
|Form||Capsules, including orodispersible options|
|Dose||15mg and 30mg|
|Quantity||14 capsules, 28 capsules, 56 capsules|
|How to Take||Usually in the morning, 30 mins before a meal; can dissolve in mouth|
|Common Side Effects||Headache, dizziness, stomach pain, diarrhea|
|Storage||Store at room temperature, away from moisture|
|Prescriptions Needed||Yes, prescription-only in the UK|
|Interactions||Alcohol, certain other medications; consult GP|
|GP or Pharmacist Advice||Consult for long-term use, side effects, or if pregnant|
What is Lansoprazole used for?
Lansoprazole is used to treat conditions related to excess stomach acid, such as:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Stomach ulcers and damage to the lower oesophagus caused by acid reflux.
Medical professionals also use Lansoprazole to treat Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES), a condition in which the stomach produces too much acid. In this case, Lansoprazole works by inhibiting both stomach acid and pepsin secretion.
Who are Lansoprazole orodispersible capsules suitable for?
Lansoprazole is generally prescribed for adults but can also be given to children if prescribed by a GP or pharmacist.
Before you start using lansoprazole, let your GP know if you suffer from any of the following, as Lansoprazole may not be suitable for you:
- If you have had a bad reaction to lansoprazole or similar medications before
- If you have issues with your liver
- If you are allergic to any proton pump inhibitors
If you’re not sure if lansoprazole is right for you, your GP or pharmacist can help you decide.
How does Lansoprazole work?
Lansoprazole is part of a class of medications known as Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPIs. These work by halting the action of the ‘proton pump,’ which is found in stomach-lining cells that are responsible for making acid in the stomach.
By cutting down on how much acid the stomach makes, Lansoprazole eases indigestion symptoms. It stops too much acid from going back up into the food pipe, which helps get rid of the discomfort of heartburn linked to acid reflux. This also gives the food pipe a chance to recover if it’s been harmed by the acid.
How to take Lansoprazole
These are the common doses of Lansoprazole depending on your condition:
- Indigestion: 15mg to 30mg a day
- Acid reflux: 15mg to 30mg a day
- Stomach ulcers: 15mg to 30mg a day
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: 60mg a day, which can increase to 120mg a day depending on how well it works for you.
These doses can be taken once a day, first thing in the morning, or twice a day, once in the morning and in the evening. This is dependent on the dosage prescribed by your GP or pharmacist. Recommended doses for children, elderly people and people with liver problems are lower.
Place the tablet on your tongue and suck gently. The tablet will then quickly dissolve in the mouth, releasing micro granules, which you should swallow without chewing with the help of a glass of water.
If you have difficulties swallowing, your doctor may recommend you take the tablet using a syringe.
Be sure to take this medicine exactly as your doctor has instructed you to do so. If you’re not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Lansoprazole Side Effects
All forms of acid reflux medication have possible side effects, so it’s good to be aware of these before starting Lansoprazole and inform your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects.
- Diarrhoea and wind
- Stomach pains and nausea
- Dry or sore mouth or throat
- Skin rash and itching,
- Joint or muscle pain
- Fluid retention or swelling
- Changes in blood cell counts
- Risks of fracture in the hip, wrist or spine.
- Loss of appetite
- Skin reactions such as burning or pricking feeling under the skin,
- Sensitivity to light
- Hair loss,
You should tell your doctor or pharmacist and call 999 immediately if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as a swollen face, tongue or pharynx, difficulty swallowing, hives and difficulty breathing.
You can find the full list of side effects and reactions in the Lansoprazole patient information leaflet.
Long-Term Side Effects of Lansoprazole
Despite the widespread use and excellent safety profile of Lansoprazole 15mg capsules, concerns have been raised about the long-term effects of proton pump inhibitors. These concerns include potential adverse effects like hypergastrinemia, the development of pneumonia, and drug interactions. The NHS advises that it should be used under medical guidance for the most effective and safest long-term treatment.
A recent study has also found that long-term use of PPIs, like Lansoprazole, can lead to an increased risk of dementia.
If you are unsure whether you will need to take Lansoprazole long-term and are worried about the side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Active Ingredient: Lansoprazole
Inactive Ingredients: Sugar spheres (sucrose and maize starch), magnesium carbonate, hypromellose, polysorbate 80, macrogol 6000, triethyl citrate, talc, copolymer of methacrylic acid and ethyl acrylate, copolymer of methyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate and methacrylic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium saccharin, mannitol (E-421), tropical flavouring, malic acid and magnesium stearate
Alternatives to Lansoprazole
Lansoprazole is similar to other PPIs, but it tends to have a much faster effect on the relief of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux.
If you cannot take Lansoprazole, there are other Proton Pump Inhibitors for acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion available. At Click2Pharmacy, we also stock Esomeprazole, Pantoprazole and Omeprazole, which can be purchased online following a consultation with one of our pharmacists.
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Lansoprazole Gastro Resistant Capsules FAQs
Lansoprazole is a prescription-only medication that cannot be purchased over the counter. You can buy Lansoprazole online through Click2Pharmacy after completing a quick assessment.
The time it takes for Lansoprazole to work may vary depending on the individual and the medical condition being treated. In general, it may take several days to a few weeks for the medication to provide significant relief.
If you miss your dose of Lansoprazole 30 mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it has been 12 hours, skip the missed dose and wait until your next dose. If you take Lansoprazole once a day, wait until the next day, and if you take it twice a day, wait until the evening/morning.
Lansoprazole should be taken at the same time each day, preferably at least 30 minutes before a meal, as food prevents Lansoprazole from working.
It’s not advised to drink alcohol while taking lansoprazole. Alcohol can irritate your stomach and may make your symptoms worse. If you have questions, it’s best to contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Yes, you can take lansoprazole at night, but it’s usually recommended to take it in the morning. Taking it 30 minutes before a meal helps it work best.
Lansoprazole is not usually recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Let your GP or pharmacist know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as there are similar medications for women to take.
You should also inform your prescriber if you have become pregnant while taking Lansoprazole, as they may want to move you onto something else.
It is important to inform your pharmacist or doctor, before taking Lansoprazole, if you are taking any other medications or supplements as well as any medical conditions you may have. Some medications may interact with Lansoprazole.
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