How to take Lantera
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What is Lantera, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Lantera is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) which block the production of acid by the stomach. Other drugs in the same class include
Proton pump inhibitors are used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome that are caused by stomach acid. Lantera, like other proton-pump inhibitors, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal.
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Will my dose go up or down?
Sometimes your doctor will increase your dose of Lantera if it isn't working well enough. Depending on the reason you take Lantera, you may take a higher dose to begin with, usually for a month or two. After this, your doctor may recommend that you take a lower dose.
Capsules: 15 and 30 mg. Oral suspension: in 15 and 30 mg unit dose cartons of 30. Lantera also is available in 15 and 30 mg tablets that disintegrate when placed under the tongue (Prevacid SoluTab). Lantera is available for intravenous injection in vials containing 30 mg of powdered Lantera (30 mg/5 ml when mixed with sterile water).
On this page
- About Lantera
- Key facts
- Who can and can't take Lantera
- How and when to take it
- Side effects
- How to cope with side effects
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Cautions with other medicines
- Common questions
What other drugs will affect Lantera?
Sucralfate (Carafate) can make it harder for your body to absorb Lantera. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking Lantera before you take sucralfate.
Tell your doctor if you use methotrexate.
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Many drugs can affect Lantera, and some drugs should not be used at the same time. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
This medication contains Lantera. Do not take Prevacid, Prevacid Solu Tab, or Prevacid 24HR if you are allergic to Lantera or any ingredients contained in this drug.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Interactions that can make your drugs less effective
When Lantera is less effective: When Lantera is used with certain drugs, it may not work as well to treat your condition. This is because the amount of Lantera in your body may be decreased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Sucralfate. Lantera may not work as well when taken with sucralfate. You should take Lantera at least 30 minutes before you take sucralfate to avoid interactions.
- Rifampin. Lantera may not work as well when taken with rifampin. Avoid using these drugs together.
- St. John’s wort. Lantera may not work as well when taken with St. John’s wort. Avoid using them together.
When other drugs are less effective: When certain drugs are used with Lantera, they may not work as well. This is because the amount of these drugs in your body may be decreased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Ampicillin. Lantera can prevent your body from absorbing ampicillin well. As a result, ampicillin may not work as well to treat your infection.
- Ketoconazole and itraconazole. Lantera can prevent your body from absorbing these antifungals well. Ketoconazole may not work as well to treat your infection.
- Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). Lantera can prevent your body from absorbing MMF properly. As a result, MMF may not work as well. It isn’t known how this interaction may affect your risk of organ rejection. If you take MMF, ask your doctor whether Lantera is safe for you.
- Iron salts. Lantera can prevent your body from absorbing drugs that contain iron well.
- Erlotinib, dasatinib, and nilotinib. Lantera can prevent your body from absorbing these drugs well. As a result, they may not work as well to treat your cancer.
- Theophylline. Lantera may decrease the levels of theophylline in your body. This means that theophylline may not work as well to treat your asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Your doctor may monitor the levels of theophylline in your body.
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you’re taking.
What brand names are available for Lantera?
Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24HR, Prevacid, Prevacid SoluTab
Tables 2 and 3 include drugs with clinically important drug interactions and interaction with diagnostics when administered concomitantly with PREVACID or PREVACID SoluTab and instructions for preventing or managing them.
Consult the labeling of concomitantly used drugs to obtain further information about interactions with PPIs.
Table 2. Clinically Relevant Interactions Affecting Drugs Co-Administered with PREVACID orPREVACID SoluTab and Interactions with DiagnosticsAntiretroviralsClinical Impact:The effect of PPIs on antiretroviral drugs is variable. The clinical importance and the mechanisms behind these interactions are not always known.
- Decreased exposure of some antiretroviral drugs (e.g., rilpivirine, atazanavir, and nelfinavir) when used concomitantly with Lantera may reduce antiviral effect and promote the development of drug resistance.
- Increased exposure of other antiretroviral drugs (e.g., saquinavir) when used concomitantly with Lantera may increase toxicity of the antiretroviral drugs.
- There are other antiretroviral drugs which do not result in clinically relevant interactions with Lantera.
Q: How long should someone be on Prevacid?
A: Your question concerns how long a person should be on Prevacid (Lantera) //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prevacid. The basic answer is that a person shouild be on Prevacid as long as it is necessary to be on it. Prevacid decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach, and 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. It is always a good idea to check with one's health care provider in matters like this. Please consult your health care provider for further guidance in your specific case. Take Lantera for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before your treatment is completed. Gregory Latham, RPh