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Lansoprazole

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Medication features

  • Short term (4-5 day) Treatment
  • ONCE or TWICE daily as required
  • See GP if symptoms persist
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Buy Lansoprazole acid reflux capsules Online

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which is used in the treatment of indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease which is more commonly known as acid reflux it also has several other indications. The most common alternative is ranitidine which is an histamine-2 blocker.  

How does Lansoprazole work?

Lansoprazole works by acting on cells in the stomach causing them to release less gastric acid which in turn reduces symptoms.

NOTE: This medication should be taken for a maximum of 4-5 days. If symptoms persist after this time, please see your GP, as the symptoms require investigation. Acid reflux medications can mask the symptoms of more serious conditions, such as esophageal cancer.

 

FAQ

How common is acid reflux?

Acid reflux occurs in about 1 in 5 of us, however, as we get older, the majority of us are likely to experience the symptoms of heartburn.

What else can help?

Acid reflux can become worse when eating fatty food, smoking, drinking caffeinated drinks and eating chocolate. Avoiding these may help reduce symptoms. Being overweight and stress have also been shown to make acid reflux more common.

When do I need to see a doctor?

You should see your GP if you are having symptoms regularly, you have difficulty swallowing and if over the counter medications are not helping. If any of the following symptoms occur, seek medical advice:

  • Persistent vomiting

  • Vomiting blood

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • How common is acid reflux?

    Acid reflux occurs in about 1 in 5 of us, however, as we get older, the majority of us are likely to experience the symptoms of heartburn.
  • What else can help with acid reflux?

    Acid reflux can become worse when eating fatty food, smoking, drinking caffeinated drinks and eating chocolate. Avoiding these may help reduce symptoms. Being overweight and stress have also been shown to make acid reflux more common.
  • When do I need to see a doctor about heartburn?

    You should see your GP if you are having symptoms regularly, you have difficulty swallowing and if over the counter medications are not helping. If any of the following symptoms occur, seek medical advice: Persistent vomiting Vomiting blood Unexplained weight loss

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Treatment Comparison

Omeprazole / LosecRanitidine / Zantac
IngredientOmeprazole 10 or 20mgRanitidine 150 or 300mg
Mechanism of ActionPPI - reduces acid in stomachH2 Blocker - reduces acid in stomach
Common Side EffectsDiarrhoea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.Diarrhoea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
DosageOne tablet up to twice daily as requiredOne tablet up to twice daily as required

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