Lansoprazole is a heartburn treatment which reduces the amount of acid the stomach produces.
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Lansoprazole is a prescription-only treatment for heartburn whose active ingredient shares the same name. Lansoprazole is available as oral tablets.
You can buy Lansoprazole online from Prescription Doctor, following a short consultation with one of our doctors. A prescription can be issued for our UK trusted pharmacy to fulfil.
Heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and acid reflux, is a condition in which stomach acid rises up the oesophagus. This can happen when the lower oesophageal sphincter, a muscle which prevents the stomach contents from reaching the oesophagus, becomes weakened or relaxed.
When the oesophagus is exposed to stomach acid, the oesophageal tissue can become inflamed and damaged.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease can also cause asthma symptoms to flare up. If you are asthmatic and have gastroesophageal reflux disease, speak to your doctor or asthma nurse about managing your GORD symptoms.
Symptoms of heartburn include:
While heartburn itself is not a serious condition, stomach acid can damage the cells in the oesophagus which carries risks of further complications, such as Barrett's oesophagus. Speak to your doctor if you are concerned about developing Barrett's oesophagus as a result of chronic GORD.
There are steps you can take to prevent heartburn from developing, such as:
Other possible causes of heartburn include:
For relief from heartburn, Lansoprazole can be prescribed.
Lansoprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Known as a proton pump inhibitor, the medicine prevents cells in the lining of the stomach from producing stomach acid.
By reducing excess acid in the stomach, the chances of developing heartburn are reduced.
For the treatment of heartburn and indigestion, take one 15 mg or one 30 mg gastro-resistant capsule in the morning before breakfast. Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water. It is recommended to take Lansoprazole at least 30 minutes before a meal.
A typical dose for gastroesophageal reflux disease is one 30 mg capsule daily for 4 weeks.
If you have trouble swallowing tablets, you can empty the contents of the capsule into a glass of water or juice and drink it immediately. Alternatively, you can empty the capsule's contents onto soft food to make it easier to take.
If you are unsure about how much you should take, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
All medicines carry the risk of side effects, though not everybody gets them. It is important to familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet which comes enclosed with your medicine.
Common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 100 people):
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. See the leaflet enclosed with your medicine for a full list of side effects.
If you notice any side effects, whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, report them to your doctor or a pharmacist. You can use the NHS' Find A Pharmacy service to find a pharmacy near you.
If you experience an allergic reaction after taking Lansoprazole, seek immediate medical attention by going to the A&E department of the nearest hospital.
Signs of an allergic reaction include:
Lansoprazole is not suitable for everybody. Before taking Lansoprazole, speak to your doctor if you are also taking:
Please inform our prescribers of the medicine you take before you buy Lansoprazole. Our doctors will determine whether the treatment is safe for you.
Always keep medicine out of the sight and reach of children and pets.
Never share your medicine with anyone else, even if they are experiencing the same or similar symptoms to you.
If you forget to take Lansoprazole when you should, take it as soon as you remember.
Do not take more Lansoprazole to make up for the dose you missed.
Accidentally taking 1 or 2 extra doses is unlikely to harm you. But you should inform your doctor, especially if you notice any of the following symptoms:
While alcohol is unlikely to interact with Lansoprazole, alcohol consumption can exacerbate symptoms of heartburn.
If you are suffering from heartburn, you should consider restricting or avoiding alcohol consumption.
Lansoprazole can cause dizziness, fatigue and blurred vision. If you experience these side effects, you should avoid driving or operating machinery until you feel well enough to do so.
Lansoprazole should not be taken during pregnancy, but may be suitable to take while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for more information about whether Lansoprazole is safe for yo
You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Lansoprazole.
Your doctor may offer a different medicine called Omeprazole, which is safe to take during pregnancy.
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