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LANSOPRAZOLE 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).
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -liver disease -low levels of magnesium in the blood -lupus -phenylketonuria -an unusual or allergic reaction to lansoprazole, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
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. 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.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications: -atazanavir -nelfinavir This medicine may also interact with the following medications: -ampicillin -delavirdine -digoxin -diuretics -iron salts -itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole, or other prescription medicines for fungus or yeast infections -sucralfate -theophylline -warfarin
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 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. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine. 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. This medicine may cause a decrease in vitamin B12. You should make sure that you get enough vitamin B12 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
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 -breathing problems -chest pain or chest tightness -dark yellow or brown urine -dizziness -fast, irregular heartbeat -feeling faint or lightheaded -fever or sore throat -muscle spasm -palpitations -rash on cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -seizures -tremors -unusual bleeding or bruising -unusually weak or tired -yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -constipation -diarrhea -dry mouth -headache -nausea.