What is Lupizol (Lansoprazole) used for?
Lupizol (Lansoprazole) is given to patients to treat and prevent ulcers of the stomach and intestine, erosive espohagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (excess acid production by the stomach). It can also treat gastroesophageal reflux disease by allowing the esophagus to heal, thereby preventing any more damage to the esophagus. Patients suffering from frequent acid indigestion may be given this drug to prevent this from occurring. The active ingredient in this medication belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors, which work by reducing the stomach's production of acid.
How should I use Lupizol (Lansoprazole)?
If you have been prescribed Lupizol (Lansoprazole), you should note that it comes in the form of capsules, which should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. The dosage varies for each patient, and will be decided by your physician. Some patients may be told to take it once per day, before eating. Patients should not take it for longer than prescribed by their physician.
What are the side effects of Lupizol (Lansoprazole)?
Side effects of Lupizol (Lansoprazole) include:
Other more serious side effects may occur. Consult your physician immediately if you notice seizures, muscle spasms, fatigue or any other side effects.
Taking this drug may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.
Some patients, especially those over 50 years of age or those taking this drug for an extended period of time, may be at an increased risk of fracturing their bones.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lupizol (Lansoprazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.