How to Use
Lansoprazole is available in long-acting, delayed-release capsule
and also as granules used in the formation of delayed-release
solutions (liquid) for oral intake. Lansoprazole is taken once a
day, before meals. When it is taken in combination with certain
other medications it is taken twice a day or three times a day for
ten to fourteen days. Follow lavbel instructions and consult doctor
about intake and dosage. The capsule should be swallowed whole and
in case of any problems the granules can be mixed with other foods,
but it should not be crushed or chewed. Continue with Lansoprazole
even if there is relief from symptoms without consulting with your
Lansoprazole intake may cause certain side effects. Consult your
doctor if any of the listed symptoms persist.
Before taking Lansoprazole:
- Consult your doctor & pharmacist about any allergies to
Lansoprazole or other medications.
- Inform the doctor & pharmacist about the intake of any
medications, supplements, etc.
- If you have been prescribed (Carafate), consume
it take thirty minutes after the intake of Lansoprazole.
- Inform your doctor about your medical history especially
about the existence of any liver or kidney disease.
- Inform your doctor about existing pregnancy, or plans for the
same, or whether your are breast-feeding. If pregnancy occurs
while taking lansoprazole, inform your doctor.
Emergency services should be notified imeddiately in case a pateint
overdoses on Lansoprazole.
Consume the missed dose immedicately, unless the next dose is due
in a short while. Continue the regular dosing schedule in this case
by skipping the missed dose.
Keep the medication in a tight contained completely closed and away
from the reach of children and elements such as heat and moisture.
Store at room temperatures. Dispose of any medications that are
outdated and consult your pharmacist about the proper disposal of