Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. This medication is recommended to treat GORD (Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease), heartburn, and indigestion problems related to acid reflux.
Lansoprazole is a highly effective medication for the treatment of acid reflux and related conditions. Lansoprazole is a prescription-only medication in the UK. It is used for the treatment of GORD(Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease) in adults. It helps reduce acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion caused by excessive production of stomach acid.
Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that acts upon the acid-producing cells of the stomach lining. This medication stops ulcers from forming and helps the stomach lining to heal if there is damage due to excessive stomach acid production.
Here are the conditions Lansoprazole offers effective relief from –
Indigestion and heartburn
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease
Stomach and duodenal ulcers
Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor medication. Proton pumps are present in the cells in the lining of the stomach. These cells use proton pumps to produce stomach acid for digesting the food we eat. In GORD(gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) or other digestion-related diseases, these cells may produce excessive stomach acid and cause acid reflux.
Lansoprazole inhibits these proton pumps from producing excessive stomach acid. The medication relieves indigestion symptoms, heartburn, and acidity caused by the flow of stomach acid back towards the oesophagus.
Lansoprazole is an effective medication for relief in gastroesophageal reflux and related conditions. There are various benefits of taking Lansoprazole. Some of them are listed below –
Lansoprazole prevents excessive stomach acid production to reduce the symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion.
Lansoprazole also facilitates quick healing of ulcers in the stomach or upper intestines.
Lansoprazole is usually prescribed alongside painkiller medications to prevent any irritation or indigestion due to the painkillers.
Lansoprazole is available in the form of gastro-resistant capsules and tablets that quickly dissolve on the tongue. This feature makes it a convenient medication to administer.
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) can be a debilitating condition that can make it difficult for you to go about your daily activities. Lansoprazole is an effective medication to treat GORD and allow you to continue your work as usual.
Lansoprazole should be taken as prescribed by your prescription. The length of time you need to take Lansoprazole depends on why you are taking it. The medication is available in tablets and capsules of 15mg and 30mg strength. Usually, the recommended dosage for Lansoprazole is –
To treat gastroesophageal reflux or heartburn in patients above 18 years of age – 15 milligrams once per day for 8 weeks.
For the treatment of gastric ulcers and severe esophagitis in patients above 18 years of age – 30 milligrams once per day for 4 to 8 weeks
Lansoprazole is a prescription medicine and should be used as directed by your prescription. Please read the patient information leaflet provided in the pack. Lansoprazole is available in the form of gastro-resistant capsules and tablets that quickly dissolve on the tongue. Such medicines are known as orodispersible tablets (tablets that dissolve in the mouth). Here's the recommended usage of Lansoprazole –
You can swallow the medicine with a glass of water or juice. Do not open, chew or crush Lansoprazole tablets or capsules.
It is not advisable to take antacids and other indigestion remedies within one hour of taking Lansoprazole.
If you forget to take a dose of Lansoprazole, take the medicine as soon as you remember. Unless it is almost time for your next dose, in that case, skip the missed dose and continue to take medication as usual.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
Depending upon the patient's medical history, a lower dose of Lansoprazole or extra monitoring may be recommended. This is usually required if long-term use of Lansoprazole is needed. Discuss your health and medical history with our team to ensure that they recommend the medication best suited to you. Let us know if you have –
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Osteoporosis or a risk of developing osteoporosis
A condition that requires you to take corticosteroids for a long-term
In some cases, Lansoprazole is not a suitable treatment. Discuss your allergies, on-going therapies or medications, and medical history with your doctor to determine the right prescription for you. It is not recommended to take Lansoprazole if you are allergic to Lansoprazole or any of the active or inactive ingredients in the medication.
Just like any other medication, some side effects have been associated with Lansoprazole. Generally, the side effects observed for Lansoprazole are not severe or harmful. Some of the possible side effects associated with Lansoprazole are –
Diarrhoea or constipation
Dry mouth or throat
Skin allergies such as rash, itching or hives
Here are some essential directions for the use of Lansoprazole that you should know before taking the medication –
The ideal time to take Lansoprazole is thirty to sixty minutes before food. Take your first medication before breakfast. You may drink alcohol in moderation when taking Lansoprazole. However, if the medication makes you feel dizzy or sleepy, then alcohol may increase this effect. So, it is advisable to avoid alcohol. Furthermore, if you are dealing with acid reflux and related problems, drinking alcohol may worsen your symptoms so it is best to avoid alcohol altogether.
Lansoprazole may interact with other medications to reduce their effectiveness and vice versa. Therefore, it is essential to discuss your on-going treatments, drugs, and medical history with our team at the time of your consultation. Here are some medicines that are known to interact with Lansoprazole –
Anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin
Antacids or raft-forming medications such as Gaviscon. You can take these medications after an hour of taking Lansoprazole.
Acidity medications such as sucralfate or esomeprazole
H2 antagonists like ranitidine
Herbal remedies such as ginko biloba and St. John’s Wort
Anti-HIV medications atazanavir, rilpivirine, saquinavir or tipranavir
Warfarin or other Vitamin K blockers (for thinning of the blood)
You can buy Lansoprazole safely in the UK from MedsNow online clinic. Place the order for the medication from the convenience of your home. You may also take an online consultation with our team. The medicine is delivered discreetly to your doorstep.
How Long Should You Take Lansoprazole?
You can safely take Lansoprazole for eight weeks at a time. If your acidity and acid reflux problems continue even after taking Lansoprazole for eight weeks, talk to your GP.
Do I Have To Take Lansoprazole On An Empty Stomach?
It is recommended that you should take Lansoprazole on an empty stomach thirty to sixty minutes before a meal.
Can Lansoprazole Cause Weight Gain?
No, there is no medical evidence to suggest that Lansoprazole can cause weight gain.
Can Lansoprazole Affect Your Liver?
Lansoprazole does not cause any liver problems. However, if you already have liver-related diseases or issues, taking Lansoprazole may worsen the condition.
Does Lansoprazole Raise Blood Pressure?
No, there is no medical evidence to suggest that Lansoprazole raises blood pressure.
Can I Lay Down After Taking Lansoprazole?
After taking Lansoprazole, it is advisable not to lie down for thirty to sixty minutes.
Can I Drink Coffee After Taking Lansoprazole?
Drinking coffee with Lansoprazole is safe and does not affect the effectiveness of the medication. However, if you are suffering from GORD(gastro-oesophageal reflux disease); in that case, your GP may advise you to avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea, coffee, cocoa, and cola drinks as they contain ingredients that can irritate your stomach.
Does Lansoprazole Affect Sleep?
Yes, if you have night-time reflux issues that disturb your sleep then lansoprazole can help you sleep better.
Can Lansoprazole Cause Bowel Problems?
Taking Lansoprazole does not cause bowel problems.
Can Lansoprazole Affect Blood Tests?
Yes, taking Lansoprazole may affect the results of some blood tests. Inform your doctor about your dosage of Lansoprazole before going for blood tests.
Is Lansoprazole An Antibiotic?
No, Lansoprazole is not an antibiotic medicine. Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medicine.
Can I Drink Milk With Lansoprazole?
Yes, you can drink milk with Lansoprazole.
Is Lansoprazole Good For Diarrhoea?
No, Lansoprazole is not a medication that can stop or cure diarrhoea. Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication that helps in the treatment of acid reflux and related conditions.