Lansoprazole
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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

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

Overview

Buy Lansoprazole Capsules Online

You can order Lansoprazole for acid reflux from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. No prescription is required, however, you will need to complete an online assessment, so our doctors can issue a prescription to our pharmacy. If our doctors approve your order, a prescription is passed to our pharmacy, who will then dispense and dispatch your medication.

About Lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which is used in the treatment of indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly known as acid reflux

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

Lansoprazole Alternatives

There are several other prescription and non-prescription treatments for acid reflux. The other most common prescription treatments are;

Over the counter treatments for acid reflux work by creating a barrier on top of your stomach to prevent reflux. These treatments include

Taking Lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is usually prescribed as a once-daily dose, taken in the morning. For more severe cases of acid reflux, your doctor may prescribe a twice-daily dosage. A twice daily dose would be taken morning and night.

Lansoprazole can be taken with or without food

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 oesophagal 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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