Which drugs or supplements interact with Lanzep?
Lanzep is less likely than omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid) to interact with other drugs.
The absorption of certain drugs may be affected by stomach acidity, and, as a result, Lanzep and other PPIs that reduce stomach acid also reduce the absorption and concentration in blood of ketoconazole (Nizoral) and increase the absorption and concentration in blood of digoxin (Lanoxin). This may lead to reduced effectiveness of ketoconazole or increased digoxin toxicity, respectively.
Lanzep may increase blood levels of methotrexate (Trexall) and tacrolimus (Prograf).
Proton pump inhibitors may also increase the action of warfarin (Coumadin), increasing the risk of bleeding.
Is Lanzep safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Use of Lanzep in pregnant women has not been adequately evaluated.
Lanzep has not been studied in nursing women.
Drug-drug. Drugs requiring acidic pH (such as ampicillin esters, digoxin, iron salts, itraconazole, ketoconazole): decreased absorption of these drugs
Sucralfate: decreased Lanzep absorption
Theophylline: increased theophylline clearance
Drug-food. Any food: decreased rate and extent of GI drug absorption
Drug-herbs. Male fern: inactivation of herb
St. John's wort: increased risk of photosensitivity
On this page
- About Lanzep
- Key facts
- Who can and can't take Lanzep
- How and when to take it
- Side effects
- How to cope with side effects
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Cautions with other medicines
- Common questions
What Is Prevac >
Prevacid is the brand name for Lanzep, a drug used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
The drug is also available over-the-counter (OTC) at a lower strength to relieve heartburn and the symptoms of acid reflux.
Prevacid belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) that decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
PPIs block the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid.
When acid is reduced, the stomach and esophagus can heal. There's some evidence that using this drug can also help prevent ulcers.
Prevacid is available in a delayed release capsule and a “SoluTab” that disintegrates in your mouth.
Lanzep is also available in a powder kit to be compounded into an oral suspension under the name First-Lanzep.
Prevacid was FDA approved in 1995 and is marketed in the United States by Novartis.
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it's possible to have a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Lanzep.