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Lansoprazole capsules provide relief from acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers. Lansoprazole eases these recurrent symptoms by inhibiting the production of acid in the stomach. The capsules are available in strengths of 15mg or 30mg. Lansoprazole is the unbranded version of Zoton.
Stomach acids are important for the digestive process. They break down food prior to it reaching the intestines. Usually, the oesophagus is guarded against these acids by the oesophageal sphincter. This sphincter is comprised of a group of muscles that form a one-way barrier; allowing food to enter the stomach, but preventing acids from leaving. However, sometimes, this sphincter can weaken, which allows stomach acid to pass through this barrier and enter the oesophagus. This is acid reflux. Heartburn is a consequence of acid reflux, caused by acid ‘burning, the tissues of the oesophagus. Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It gets its name purely because the burning sensation is felt in the chest.
Many of us will experience the occasional bout of heartburn. However, some sufferers can experience these symptoms very frequently – this will likely be due to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Lansoprazole is a prescription-only-medicine for GORD and other related conditions, such as stomach ulcers and an inflamed oesophagus. Lansoprazole works by inhibiting the activity of proton pumps (proteins that produce acids in the stomach). This decreases the levels of acid in the stomach, relieving the associated symptoms of acid reflux.
Antacids, such as Gaviscon and Peptac can reduce the effectiveness of Lansoprazole, so they should not be taken within an hour of each other.
GORD is a fairly common infliction, affecting roughly 20% of people. Anyone can suffer from GORD, though it tends to be more common in men over forty. As well as heartburn, acid reflux can leave a very unpleasant taste, should the acid reach the mouth. These symptoms will likely to more pronounced if you are lying down. It is recommended to avoid lying down horizontally after eating, also, consider sleeping on an incline.
Obesity is the main cause of GORD. This is due to excess fat adding strain to organs, such as the stomach. The increased pressure forces the stomach acid out past the weakened sphincter and into the oesophagus. Large meals that fill the stomach have a similar effect, so consider eating smaller portions that don’t leave you feeling full and bloated. Along with fatty foods, try to avoid foods that are acidic or spicy. For example; onions and chillies. As well as certain food, carbonated and caffeinated drinks should also be avoided, as these too can also lead to heartburn.
Studies have proven that alcohol and nicotine can weaken the muscles of the oesophageal sphincter. There are also several medications that can potentially interfere with digestion in ways that may increase the risk of GORD. If you believe medicine you are taking may be causing your GORD symptoms, we advise you discuss this with your GP.
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Lansoprazole comes in 15mg or 30mg capsules. Generally, you will take one per day – ensure that you follow your prescription exactly, as your recommended dose may vary depending on your condition and its severity. Swallow the capsule whole with a sip of water. It is important that you do not crush or chew the capsule.
Lansoprazole should be taken at least 30 minutes before eating.
If, for any reason, you forget to take a capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for your next capsule, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to compensate for a dose that you have missed.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Lansoprazole capsules, however, if you do they can include:
Digestion problems (including stomach pain, constipation, diarrhoea, wind), sore throat, headache, nausea, skin irritation
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredient contained in Lansoprazole is:
Lansoprazole also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Capsules - Hypromellose (E-464), talc (E553b), titanium dioxide (E171), methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1) dispersion 30%, triethyl citrate (E-1505), sugar spheres (sucrose and maize starch), gelatin and black ink (shellac and black iron oxide (E172))
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Lansoprazole capsules are unsuitable for you if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, or are taking any HIV medicines that contain nelfinavir.
Inform your doctor if you have ever had a reaction to other proton pump inhibitors, if you have any liver problems, or if you have osteoporosis.
Inform your doctor if you plan on taking Lansoprazole while taking any of the following medicines:
Talk to your doctor if you have phenylketonuria, as Lansoprazole dispersible tablets do contain aspartame.
Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
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Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
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