What Other Drugs Interact with Lanpracid?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Lanpracid include:
Serious Interactions of Lanpracid include:
Lanpracid has moderate interactions with at least 48 different drugs.
Lanpracid has mild interactions with at least 54 different drugs.
This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.
Mixing Lanpracid with herbal remedies and supplements
Do not take St John's wort, the herbal remedy for depression, while you're taking Lanpracid. St John's wort may stop Lanpracid working as well as it should.
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Lanpracid isn't usually recommended during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
If you're pregnant, it's always better to try to treat your indigestion without taking a medicine.
Your doctor or midwife will first advise that you try to ease your symptoms by eating smaller meals more often, and avoiding fatty and spicy foods.
They may also suggest that you raise the head of your bed 10 to 20cm by putting something under your bed or mattress, so that your chest and head are above your waist. This helps stop stomach acid travelling up towards your throat.
If lifestyle changes don't work, you may be recommended a medicine to help ease your symptoms.
A medicine called omeprazole, which is similar to Lanpracid, is safe in pregnancy.
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Lanpracid reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach.
Take your doses 30 minutes before breakfast when your stomach is empty. If you are asked to take two doses daily, take your first dose 30 minutes before breakfast and your second dose in the evening.
The most common side-effects are stomach upset and headache. These effects are generally mild and do not last long.
Lanpracid to reduce stomach ac >About Lanpracid
Generic Name: Lanpracid (lan SOE pra zol)Brand Names: FIRST Lanpracid, Prevacid
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Jan 11, 2019.
Q: Is it safe to take Prevacid for more than 5 years? I have been taking it for at least that long. I am hoping it doesn't cause long-term damage to any organs, etc. since I am suppressing something that is naturally supposed to be present.
A: Prevacid (Lanpracid) is a medication used to treat acid reflux, ulcers, and esophageal erosion. It is in a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors and decreases the amount of acid in the stomach by blocking the acid production sites (proton pumps) in the stomach. There have been studies that have found that patients taking proton pump inhibitors, like Prevacid, may be at an increased risk for broken bones. The risk is highest in patients who take these types of medications at high doses for long periods of time. It is believed that these medications may reduce the absorption of calcium in the digestive system that is needed to keep bones strong. Although the studies do not conclusively prove that the relationship between proton pump inhibitors and bone fractures exists, it does suggest that there is a probable relationship between the two. For more information on Prevacid, click on this link: //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prevacid You should consult with your physician about the benefits versus the risks of taking this medication long-term for your particular situation. Lori Mendoza, PharmD Poulin, PharmD
What is the dosage for Lanpracid?
For initial treatment of duodenal ulcers the recommended dose for adults is 15 mg daily for 4 weeks.
For the treatment of GERD, the recommended initial treatment is 15 mg for up to 8 weeks.
For maintaining healing (long-term) in duodenal ulcer and GERD the recommended treatment is 15 mg daily.
For initial treatment of severe (erosive) esophagitis and gastric ulcer, the recommended dose for adults is 30 mg daily for 4-8 weeks.
For the management of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, the starting dose for adults is 60 mg daily, and the dose is adjusted based on response. Doses up to 180 mg have been used in some patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Intravenous Lanpracid is approved for patients who are unable to take oral Lanpracid. The approved intravenous dose is 30 mg daily for up to 7 days.
It is recommended that capsules be taken before meals for maximum effect. Capsules should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, split or chewed.
For those with difficulty swallowing, the capsule should be opened and the granular contents sprinkled on a tablespoon of apple sauce, ENSURE pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt or strained pears and swallowed immediately. Granules also may be mixed in two ounces (60 ml) of apple, orange or tomato juice and swallowed immediately. For patients with a nasogastic tube, mix the granules can be mixed in two ounces of apple juice and injected through the nasogastric tube.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Lanpracid only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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