Lansoprazole is a member of the proton pump inhibitor(PPI) class of drugs that is used to cure acidity and related medical conditions.It is a delayed-release capsule for oral use. It comes in two strengths of dosage – 15 mg and 30 mg.It is also available under the brand name of Prevacid.
USES OF LANSOPRAZOLE CAPSULES
Lansoprazole is used in the treatment of duodenal ulcer, heartburn, NSAID induced ulcers, esophagus problems, gastric ulcers, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zoliinger-Ellison syndrome.
HOW TO USE
If you are not going to use Lansoprazole under medical supervision, please read the medicine information and instructions regarding how to use it very carefully before taking it.Do not crush or chew the capsule.Take it in dosage as necessary pertaining to your condition or ask your physician to prescribe you the required dose.
HOW IT WORKS
As Lansoprazole is a PPI drug, it helps in providing relief from acidity and like symptoms by restricting the action of proton pumps and therefore decreasing the acid formation in the stomach and accelerating the healing of ulcers.
PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS
If you have any other medical problems in addition to the conditions indicated for Lansoprazole it is advisable to consult your doctor before using it. Do not use it if you have a known allergy to such drugs.People with bone problems, liver or kidney disease, pregnant and lactating women should use it only under the supervision of their physician.
If you encounter any of the above mentioned symptoms or other unusual problems after using Lansoprazole, consult your doctor at once.