Lansoloc, is it safe? Uses, side-effects, dosage

What is Lansoloc?

Lansoloc is the brand name for a film coated capsule which is mainly prescribed for the treatment of gastro-esophageal re-flux disease and acid re-fluxes. This capsules are manufactured and marketed by Cipla Life Sciences (PTY) limited. Medicine is available in market in the packaging of 10 capsules per strip.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. What is the Dosage ?
  7. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  8. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  9. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  10. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  11. Is Lansoloc available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  12. Frequently asked questions
  13. Reference
Lansoloc - uses, side-effects, dosage

Lansoloc – uses, side-effects, dosage

What is the generic name (s)?

The active ingredient and generic for this medicine is Lansoprazole . It is present in the strength of 30 mg in each capsule.

How does it work ?

Lansoprazole works by inhibiting the action of proton pump and decreases the amount acid produce in the stomach. It results in normalizing the acidity of stomach and maintaining the digestion.

What are it’s uses ?

Lansoloc capsule is used in the prevention, control & treatment of the following diseases and conditions :
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Heart burn
  • GERD
  • Vomiting
  • Fullness of stomach
  • Ulcer in the small intestine
  • Esophageal mucosal injury
  • Gastrin-secreting tumor
  • Nausea
  • Belching and heavy bloating

How effective is this medicine ?

It is a very effective medicine in the management of all the conditions mentioned above. Patient must follow doctor’s instruction on the time of administering, dosage and duration of the use of this medicine.

What are the Side Effects ?

Commonly reported side effects of Lansoloc capsules are being listed below:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Blurred and cloudy vision
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia and increased bleeding time.
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Flatulence
  • Breast tenderness and pain in breasts
  • Decreased libido
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Gross bleeding/perforation
  • Cold and flu like symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Frequent urination
  • Drowsiness
  • Drug dependency
  • Skin rash
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Abnormal kidney function
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Oedema
  • Seizures

Consult your doctor if you develop any other medical conditions while using this medicine.

What is the Dosage ?

The dosage of this capsule varies with the patient’s age and the problem for which it is being administered. For example, the typical dosage for adults is 1 capsule , twice a day.

Please consult with doctor to know about the correct dosage for the speedy recovery of the patient.

Capsule - dosage

Capsule – dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

  • Take this medicine only if prescribed by the doctor
  • Take full course of treatment
  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine or any of their excipient
  • Do not take this medicinal product after the expiry date stated on the carton package
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine

Before using Lansoloc capsules , one should take precautions for all the below mentioned medical conditions:

  • Heart problems
  • Moderate to severe Liver disease
  • Fungal infections
  • In taking in antibiotic
  • Renal or hepatic impairments
  • High blood pressure
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Blockage if the intestines
  • Risk of cardiac arrhythmia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Hematological abnormalities
  • History of heart failure
  • Alcohol dependent patients
  • mild cardiac impairment
  • Elders (Age 60+ years)
  • Pregnant women
  • Breast feeding women

This medicine may impair ability to drive or operate machinery, so avoid doing tasks which require your focused attention.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

Yes, it is considerably safe to take this Lansoloc capsule if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

This drug is classified by FDA as pregnancy category ‘B’ No risk in other studies: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Consult your gynecologist before administering this drug. Please, do not self medicate.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

There are not any well established study or proof that if Lansoprazole passes through the breast milk and affects the quality of milk; or if it could be harmful for the nursing infant.

If your breast feeding or planning to start breast feeding, consult a doctor before using this medicine.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

No, Lansoloc capsule are contradicted to be given to children below 12 years of age.

This medicine is not intended to be used for infants. This medicine can not only be harmful but also dangerous for them. Please consult your doctor to understand more about the use of this medicine.

Is Lansoloc available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

No, Lansoloc capsule is not available as an over the counter or an OTC product. It is a prescription medicine, which is to be prescribed by a qualified doctor only. However, another version of this capsule named as ‘Lansoloc OTC’ is available as an over the counter product.
Please consult with the doctor regarding correct dosage, timing and duration of use of this medicine. Please do not self-medicate yourself with this medicine.

Frequently asked questions

Is Lansoprazole an antacid ?
No, It is not an antacid. Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor and it reduces the production of acid in stomach. It doesn’t neutralizes the acids present in stomach.
On the other hand antacids doesn’t affect the production of acids but they do neutralize the acids present in stomach.
What to do if I overdose on this capsules ?
Contact your doctor immediately.
Rush to a medical center if you feel any of these commonly noted symptoms of over dose: mild to severe muscle weakness, slow or irregular heartbeat, diarrhea, shallow breathing, dizziness, stomach pain, dry mouth, and vomiting.

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