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Lan (Lansoprazole)
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P1350 Lan (Lansoprazole) Intas 10 caps 15 mg $3.58
P1351 Lan (Lansoprazole) Intas 10 caps 30 mg $5.62
J254 Prevacid (Lansoprazole) Generic 10 caps 15 mg $3.54
J255 Prevacid (Lansoprazole) Generic 10 caps 30 mg $4.30
Price is per pack & not per tab.. eg: if pack size is 10 tabs & price is $2.75 then for 100 tabs the price would be $27.50
What is 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 may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about lansoprazole?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have any type of liver disease. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take lansoprazole.

Some conditions are treated with a combination of lansoprazole and antibiotics. To best treat your condition, use all of your medications as directed by your doctor. Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without advice from your doctor.

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.

Take lansoprazole for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before your treatment is completed.
Some forms of lansoprazole may contain phenylalanine. Tell your doctor if you have phenylketonuria.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lansoprazole?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to lansoprazole. Before taking lansoprazole, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have any type of liver disease. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take lansoprazole.

Some conditions are treated with a combination of lansoprazole and antibiotics. To best treat your condition, use all of your medications as directed by your doctor. Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without advice from your doctor.

FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether lansoprazole passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Some forms of lansoprazole may contain phenylalanine. Tell your doctor if you have phenylketonuria.

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 1 year old.

How should I take lansoprazole?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Lansoprazole should be taken before eating. Do not crush or break a delayed-release capsule. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

If you are unable to swallow a delayed-release capsule whole: Open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding, applesauce, yogurt, cottage cheese, strained pears, or a nutritional drink such as Ensure. Swallow this mixture right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.

You may also dissolve the medicine from a lansoprazole capsule in 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of apple juice, orange juice, or tomato juice. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more juice to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.

Dissolve the oral granules in 2 tablespoons of water. Use only water when mixing lansoprazole oral granules. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.

To take lansoprazole orally disintegrating tablet: Use dry hands to remove the tablet and place it in your mouth. It will begin to dissolve right away. Allow the tablet to dissolve in your mouth without chewing, swallowing several times as it dissolves.

The lansoprazole orally disintegrating tablet may be taken with an oral syringe as follows: Place the dry tablet into a 15-milliliter oral syringe and draw 10 milliliters of water into the syringe. Shake until the tablet is dissolved and then empty the syringe into your mouth. Refill the syringe with water, shake gently, and empty into your mouth.

The disintegrating tablet can also be given through a nasogastric (NG) feeding tube as follows: Place a 15-milligram tablet in a syringe and draw up 4 milliliters of water (or 10 milliliters of water if using a 30-milligram tablet). Shake until the tablet is dissolved. Attach the syringe to the NG tube and push the plunger down to empty the syringe into the tube. Then flush the tube with more water to wash the contents down.

It is important to use lansoprazole regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before your treatment is completed. Store lansoprazole at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?
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.

What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

An overdose of lansoprazole is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while taking lansoprazole?
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.

Lansoprazole side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects may include:

headache;

nausea, stomach pain;

diarrhea; or

constipation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Lansoprazole Dosing Information
Usual Adult Dose for Erosive Esophagitis:

Initial dose: 30 mg orally once a day for up to 8 weeks. Alternatively, if the patient is unable to use oral route the dose may be given as an IV infusion of 30 mg per day administered over 30 minutes for up to 7 days.

Maintenance dose: 15 mg orally once a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Duodenal Ulcer:

15 mg orally once a day 30 minutes before eating. Therapy should be continued for up to 4 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

15 mg orally once a day. Therapy should be continued for up to 8 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastric Ulcer:

30 mg orally once a day 30 minutes before eating. Therapy should be continued for 4 to 8 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Multiple Endocrine Adenomas:

60 mg orally once a day. Doses up to 90 mg orally 2 times a day have been used. The manufacturer reports that some patients have been treated continuously for as long as four years.

Usual Adult Dose for Systemic Mastocytosis:

60 mg orally once a day. Doses up to 90 mg orally 2 times a day have been used. The manufacturer reports that some patients have been treated continuously for as long as four years.

Usual Adult Dose for Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome:

60 mg orally once a day. Doses up to 90 mg orally 2 times a day have been used. The manufacturer reports that some patients have been treated continuously for as long as four years.

Usual Adult Dose for Helicobacter pylori Infection:

Triple therapy: lansoprazole 30 mg is combined with 1 g of amoxicillin and 500 mg of clarithromycin given orally every 12 hours for 10 or 14 days. Most investigators recommend treatment with at least two antimicrobial agents in order to achieve eradication. Monotherapy with lansoprazole is ineffective and should be avoided.

Dual therapy: lansoprazole 30 mg is combined with 1 gram of amoxicillin given orally every 8 hours for 14 days. Refer to the monograph for amoxicillin and/or clarithromycin for dosing information specific to elderly or renally-impaired patients.

Usual Adult Dose for Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis:

15 mg orally once a day 30 minutes before eating. Studies evaluating maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcers have not extended beyond 12 months.

Usual Adult Dose for NSAID-Induced Gastric Ulcer:

30 mg orally once a day for 8 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for NSAID-Induced Ulcer Prophylaxis:

15 mg orally once a day for up to 12 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Aspiration Pneumonia:

Study (n=120)
Greater than 3 to 11 years: 30 mg at 9 p.m. the night before surgery, and 30 mg at 5:30 a.m. the day of surgery.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Short term treatment of GERD (8 to 12 weeks):
1 to 11 years:
Less than or equal to 30 kg = 15 mg daily
Greater than 30 kg = 30 mg daily, up to 30 mg twice daily.

12 to 17 years: 15 mg once daily.

Study (n=19)
Greater than or equal to 3 m: 0.5 to 1.3 mg/kg/day. Administer 1 hour before a meal.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Erosive Esophagitis:

Short term treatment (8 to 12 weeks):
1 to 11 years:
Less than or equal to 30 kg = 15 mg once daily
Greater than 30 kg = 30 mg once daily, up to 30 mg twice daily.

Short term treatment (up to 8 weeks):
12 to 17 years: 30 mg once daily

What other drugs will affect lansoprazole?
Before taking lansoprazole, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen);

atazanavir (Reyataz);

clopidogrel (Plavix);

digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);

ketoconazole (Nizoral);

a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);

iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others); or

theophylline (such as Elixophyllin, Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theobid, Theoclear, Theo-Dur, Uniphyl).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with lansoprazole. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about lansoprazole.

 

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