Lansoprazol review

Lansoprazol is one of the different medicines that can be taken to treat Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux) and ulcers of the duodenum and stomach. It is classified as a proton pump inhibitor drug.

Proton pump inhibitor or PPI basically acts by stopping the stomach from producing acid. The enzyme in the stomach wall that produces the acid is blocked thus the lessening the amount of acid which in turn will give time for the esophagus or stomach to heal itself.

Other than in treatment of the three diseases mentioned, Lansoprozole can also be prescribed by the physician to treat other conditions.

Lansoprazol is taken in different dosages depending on the kind of disease and age of the patient. For example, as initial treatment for duodenal ulcer, an adult is recommended to be given 15 mg for 4 weeks. In the case of GERD, 15 mg of Lansoprazol is given to an adult patient for the duration of 8 weeks.

Lansoprazol can also be used for long-term treatment such as continuing the healing process of the stomach; a patient may take 15 mg of the drug daily.

For severe conditions of gastric ulcer and esophagitis, adults are recommended to be treated with 30 mg of Lansoprazol every day for a duration of 4 to 8 weeks.

When using Lansoprazol to treat Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, taking 60 mg of the drug daily is the recommended for the adults. Dosage can however be adjusted by the physician depending on the reaction of the patient to the drug.

Lansoprazol is taken in orally though there are cases when it can also be given intravenously. These cases usually involve patients that do not have the ability to take in anything through the mouth.

When taking Lansoprazol per orem, capsules should be swallowed whole and not split, chewed or crushed. It would be best to take the drug before meals so as to get its maximum effects.

Just like with any other drugs, you need to inform the doctor whether you have any allergies with Lansoprazol or any of its ingredients. If you have no idea whether you allergic or not, you can mention all the things that you are allergic from. From this information, the doctor can more or less assess whether it is safe for the patient to take Lansoprazol.

Other information that the doctor should know about is the patient's current medications both prescribed and non-prescribed. Even herbal medicines, nutritional supplement and vitamins should be mentioned to the doctor.

The physician should also know whether you have had or still have any kidney or liver diseases. Pregnant women and women who plan to be pregnant should also consult their doctors about this.

The most common adverse effects of the drug Lansoprazol are dizziness and headache. However, if persistence of headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea occurs the doctor should be notified as soon as possible.

Allergic reactions can also be considered as adverse effects. This is manifested by closing of the throat, swelling in the different areas of the face, and difficulty in breathing. Allergic reactions can be prevented from happening though by following the special precautions.

Lansoprazol has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of lansoprazol

• Molecular formula of lansoprazol is C16H14F3N3O2S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[[3-methyl-4-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)pyridin-2-yl] methylsulfinyl]-1H-benzoimidazole
• Molecular weight is 369.363 g/mol
Lansoprazol available : 15mg tablets, 30mg tablets

Generic name: Lansoprazole

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