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Lansoprazole Capsules – Product Information
Lansoprazole capsules (Lan capsules) decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Name of Drug
Lan Capsules : We supply Lan manufactured by Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in strengths of 30 mg & 15 mg.
Manufacturer of Lan Capsules (Lansoprazole)
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Lan Capsules
The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Lansoprazole capsules (Lan) is Lansoprazole.
Uses Of Lan Capsules (Lansoprazole)
Lansoprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Lansoprazole is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Lansoprazole Capsules (Lan) – Dosage
Lansoprazole comes as an extended-release (long-acting) capsule to be taken orally. Lansoprazole usually is taken once a day, before a meal. Take Lansoprazole exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Lan Capsules should be swallowed whole. If you have difficulty swallowing capsules, Lan Capsules can be opened, and the granules can be sprinkled on applesauce and swallowed immediately. The granules should not be chewed or crushed. Continue to take Lansoprazole even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Lansoprazole without talking to your doctor.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Lansoprazole is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) which block the production of acid by the stomach. Other drugs in the same class include rabeprazole (Aciphex®), omeprazole (Prilosec®), pantoprazole (Protonix®), and esomeprazole (Nexium®). Proton pump inhibitors are used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome that are caused by stomach acid. Lansoprazole, like other proton-pump inhibitors, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Storage Instructions for Lansoprazole Capsules
Store Lansoprazole Capsules (Lan Capsules) at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Lansoprazole Capsules
Before using Lansoprazole Capsules please inform your doctor all the medicines that you take including no prescription medications, over the counter medicines and herbal remedies. Before taking Lansoprazole, tell your doctor if you ever have liver disease. You may not be able to take Lansoprazole, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment. Lansoprazole is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Lan Capsules (Lansoprazole) without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether Lansoprazole passes into breast milk. Do not take Lansoprazole without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Before taking lansoprazole, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- atazanavir (Reyataz);
- theophylline (such as Elixophyllin, Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theobid, Theoclear, Theo-Dur, Uniphyl);
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen);
- ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others); or
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
Possible Side Effects of Lan Capsules (Lansoprazole)
Serious side effects from Lansoprazole are not common. Stop taking Lansoprazole and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives). Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Lansoprazole and talk to your doctor if you experience
- diarrhea, nausea, or abdominal pain;
- dizziness; or
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Further information about Lansoprazole Capsules
If you also take sucralfate (Carafate), avoid taking it at the same time you take Lansoprazole. Sucralfate can make it harder for your body to absorb Lansoprazole. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking lansoprazole before you take sucralfate.
Buy Lansoprazole 30 mg and 15 mg Capsules (Lan) Online
You can buy Lansoprazole Capsules online from the Swiss Pharmacy. Lan Capsules are available in pills of 30 mg and 15 mg . The 30 mg Lan Capsules are priced at only $0.50 per unit if you place an order for 360 capsules whereas the 15 mg capsules are priced at only $0.40 per unit for the same quantity.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Thursday, 20. August 2009.