Lansoprazole

Lansoprazole
  • Lansoprazole
  • Effective medicine for symptoms of acid reflux
  • treat gastric and duodenal ulcers

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Lansoprazole

From£4.99
Fastest delivery:
Monday, 27 May 2024
  • Medication features

    Lansoprazole is a Proven treatment for frequent heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. It may take 1-4 days to work fully, but most people feel better within 24 hrs.

    • Prevents heartburn acid production
    • Quickly relieves symptoms of acid reflux
    • Provides 24 hrs of relief
    • Over 90% effective
    • Belongs to the group of medicines PPI
    • Alternatives, Omeprazole, Losec MUPS
    • Next Day Delivery Available
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    Registered UK Pharmacy Number 1039428

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Fastest delivery: Monday, 27 May 2024

Overview

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Key Facts about Lansoprazole

  • ✅ May cause mild side effects that go away after treatment.
  • ✅ It can take up to 4 weeks to fully relieve symptoms.
  • ✅ Can be taken twice-daily (in severe cases).
  • ✅ It's typically taken once daily in the morning.
  • ✅ Take 30 minutes before meals or snacks.
  • ✅ Relief begins within 1-3 days.
  • ✅ Common side effects: headache, diarrhea, and stomach pain.
  • ✅ Pregnant women should avoid Lansoprazole.

Buy Lansoprazole Online For Acid Reflux

You can order Lansoprazole for acid reflux from our UK-registered online pharmacy. While no prescription is necessary, you'll need to complete an online questionnaire and proceed through the checkout process.

Then our in-house pharmacist will review your order to determine if the treatment suits you. If approved, our pharmacy team will prepare and send your medication to your provided address.

What is Lansoprazole?

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and excess stomach acid in acid reflux.

Proton pump inhibitors work by blocking the production of stomach acid made by glands in the lining of your stomach, resulting in a reduction in symptoms associated with acid reflux.

Why It's Popular

  • ✅ It is an effective medication for treating acid-related stomach issues.
  • ✅ Lansoprazole is generally well-tolerated and can be taken once a day.
  • ✅ It's effective in reducing stomach acid and relieving symptoms.
  • ✅ It can help prevent stomach ulcers from coming back.

What Is Lansoprazole Used For?

Lansoprazole is a common medicine used to treat various digestive problems. It works mainly by lowering the amount of acid produced in the stomach, which helps ease symptoms caused by too much acid.

Heartburn and Acid Reflux:

Lansoprazole helps with heartburn, that burning feeling in your chest caused by stomach acid flowing back up. It does this by reducing stomach acid production, thereby lessening heartburn frequency and intensity. This can provide relief from heartburn discomfort and enhance your quality of life.

Indigestion:

It can also be used to treat indigestion, which is characterized by symptoms such as bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort. By reducing stomach acid, it can help to alleviate these symptoms and improve overall digestive comfort.

Stomach Ulcers:

Lansoprazole can also help with stomach ulcers, which are open sores inside your stomach. It does this by lowering the amount of acid your stomach makes, which helps your stomach heal and prevents more ulcers from forming.

How long does it take to work?

The effectiveness of Lansoprazole can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. However, in general:

  • ✅ Lansoprazole starts working within 1-3 days.
  • ✅ For heartburn and acid reflux, most people feel better within 2-4 weeks.
  • ✅ For stomach ulcers, it may take 4-8 weeks to notice improvement.
  • ✅ Lansoprazole works gradually, so it doesn't provide immediate relief.
  • ✅ Keep taking Lansoprazole as prescribed, even if you don't feel better right away.

Who can and cannot take Lansoprazole?

Lansoprazole is generally safe for most adults and children. However, consult your doctor if you have allergies, liver problems, pregnancy, or an upcoming endoscopy (Lansoprazole may hide some issues that an endoscopy would normally detect well).

Can I use Lansoprazole during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Lansoprazole safety during pregnancy is unclear, so it's not recommended for pregnant women or those trying to conceive. Talk to your doctor for alternative options.

Breastfeeding mothers can usually take Lansoprazole tablets if their doctor confirms their baby's health. The amount of Lansoprazole in breast milk is minimal and unlikely to affect the baby.

⚠️ It is important to talk to your doctor about which medication is right for you. They can help you weigh the pros and cons of each medication and make a decision that is best for your individual needs.

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NameMr Suhail Jamil
RoleSuperintendent Pharmacist
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More Resources:

Patient Information Leaflet (from EMC)

https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/lansoprazole/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9072782/

Directions

How and when to take Lansoprazole?

Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water - do not break or chew the capsule. It should be taken once daily, preferably at the same time each day in the morning, at least 30 minutes before eating. Because it works best when taken on an empty stomach. Food can block some lansoprazole from reaching your bloodstream.

Dosage

The recommended dosage of Lansoprazole depends on the condition being treated:

  • Indigestion and acid reflux: 15-30 mg daily
  • Stomach ulcers: 15-30 mg daily
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: 60 mg initially, increasing to 120 mg daily as needed

Adjustments for Specific Populations:

  • Children: Lower doses may be prescribed for children based on their weight.
  • Older adults: Lower doses may be prescribed for older adults due to potential changes in liver function.
  • Individuals with liver problems: Lower doses may be prescribed for individuals with liver problems to avoid potential complications.

Tablet and Capsule Strengths:

Lansoprazole is available in tablets and capsules in two strengths: 15 mg and 30 mg. Your doctor will determine the appropriate strength for your individual needs.

Please note: This information is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with your doctor to determine the appropriate dosage and treatment plan for you.

FAQ

  • What is the difference between Lansoprazole and Zoton FasTab?

    Zoton FasTab is the branded version of lansoprazole and is a tablet formulation. Lansoprazole is the generic version and is usually a capsule formulation. Both work in the same way and both contain the active ingredient, lansoprazole.

  • How effective is Lansoprazole in treating and preventing stomach ulcers?

    Lansoprazole is highly effective in treating and preventing stomach ulcers. In clinical studies, it has been shown to heal up to 90% of stomach ulcers within 4 weeks. It is also effective in preventing stomach ulcers from recurring.

  • How effective is Lansoprazole in treating heartburn and acid reflux?

    Lansoprazole is considered to be one of the most effective medications for treating heartburn and acid reflux. In clinical studies, it has been shown to relieve symptoms in up to 90% of patients. It is also effective in preventing heartburn and acid reflux from reforming.

  • How does alcohol affect the effectiveness of Lansoprazole?

    While it is generally safe to drink alcohol while taking Lansoprazole, it is advisable to consult with your doctor before doing so. Alcohol can make Lansoprazole less effective by increasing stomach acid production, slowing down the medication's absorption, and irritating the stomach lining. It's generally best to avoid alcohol while taking Lansoprazole.

  • What is the usual dose of Lansoprazole for indigestion, acid reflux, and stomach ulcers?

    The usual dose of lansoprazole for indigestion, acid reflux, and stomach ulcers is 15-30 mg daily.

  • What is the starting dose of Lansoprazole for Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and how high can it be increased?

    The starting dose of Lansoprazole for Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is 60 mg daily. This can be increased to 120 mg daily depending on how well it works for the patient.

  • Why might a child or an older adult receive a lower dose of Lansoprazole?

    Children and older adults may receive a lower dose of Lansoprazole due to potential changes in liver function or weight.

  • What is the difference between a 15 mg and 30 mg Lansoprazole tablet or capsule?

    The only difference between a 15 mg and 30 mg Lansoprazole tablet or capsule is the amount of Lansoprazole they contain.

  • When might a doctor increase a patient's Lansoprazole dose?

    If the medicine is not helping enough to stop your heartburn or acid reflux, your doctor may increase your Lansoprazole dose. This is because a higher dose may be needed to control your symptoms more effectively.

    Here are some examples of when your Lansoprazole dose might be increased:

    • If you are still experiencing heartburn or acid reflux even after taking Lansoprazole for a few weeks.
    • If your heartburn or acid reflux is becoming more severe.
    • If you are experiencing new or worsening symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing or pain in your chest.

    If you have any concerns about your Lansoprazole dosage, please talk to your doctor. They can help you determine if a higher dose is right for you and monitor your response to the medication.

  • Why might a patient start with a higher dose of Lansoprazole initially?

    A patient might start with a higher dose of Lansoprazole initially to quickly address a severe condition, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

  • What is the purpose of a maintenance dose of Lansoprazole?

    The purpose of a maintenance dose of Lansoprazole is to sustain the effectiveness of the medication while minimizing the potential for side effects.

  • Why is it important to have regular check-ups with a doctor while taking Lansoprazole?

    It is important to have regular check-ups with a doctor while taking Lansoprazole so that they can monitor your response to the medication and make adjustments as needed.

  • What are the differences between Lansoprazole and Omeprazole?

    Lansoprazole and omeprazole are both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that work by reducing the amount of stomach acid produced. They are both similiarly effective in treating heartburn, acid reflux, and stomach ulcers. However, there are some subtle differences between the two medications.

    Lansoprazole

    Slightly more effective at reducing stomach acid. It is available in both immediate-release and delayed-release tablets and is effective for long-term treatment. However, it is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It may cause mild side effects. While no prescription is necessary for online purchase in the UK, you will need to complete an online questionnaire.

    Omeprazol

    Omeprazole is an effective medication for reducing stomach acid. It is available in both immediate-release tablets and capsules, and it can be purchased without a prescription (10 mg and 20 mg). Omeprazole is generally considered safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Side Effects

Side Effects:  

 

  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea

Delivery

Once your order has been approved by our UK medical team it will be dispatched via Royal mail. All orders are sent using a tracked and signed for service.

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