LANSOPRAZOLE (lan SOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in the stomach, inflammation of the esophagus, and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. It can also be used to prevent and treat ulcers in patients taking medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
low levels of magnesium in the blood
an unusual or allergic reaction to lansoprazole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Swallow the capsules whole with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not crush or chew. This medicine works best if taken on an empty stomach 30 to 60 minutes before food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take more often than directed.
If you have difficulty swallowing the capsules, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on a tablespoon of any of the following foods: applesauce, Ensure brand pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt, or strained pears. Do not crush the contents of the capsule into the food. Swallow the dose immediately after preparing it. Do not chew. Follow with a drink of water.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole, or other prescription medicines for fungus or yeast infections
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
It can take several days before your stomach pain gets better. Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not start to get better, or if it gets worse.
Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
bone, muscle or joint pain
chest pain or chest tightness
dark yellow or brown urine
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded
fever or sore throat
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusually weak or tired
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
an unusual or allergic reaction to lansoprazole, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Place the tablet on your tongue and allow it to dissolve in your mouth. The tablet will dissolve rapidly, usually in less than one minute. Swallow the medicine once completely dissolved. Do not chew, break, or cut the tablets. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
It can take several days before your stomach pains get better. Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not start to get better, or if it gets worse.
If you have phenylketonuria, you should avoid taking this medicine which contains phenylalanine. The capsules and syrup forms of this medicine are preferred because they do not contain phenylalanine.
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. First, mix the contents (granules) of the packets with 2 tablespoonfuls (30 ml) of water to form a strawberry-flavored suspension. Do not crush or chew the granules before mixing. Stir well and drink the liquid mixture immediately. If any material from the suspension remains after drinking, add more water, stir, and drink immediately. Do not take this medicine with other liquids or foods. It is best to take this medicine at least 30 to 60 minutes before you eat any food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
LANSOPRAZOLE (lan SOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It reduces symptoms and helps to heal injury to the esophagus in patients with erosive esophagitis.
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
This does not apply.
It can take several days before your stomach pains get better. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.