Q: Does Lanzogastro cause weight gain?
A: Prevacid (Lanzogastro) is a proton pump inhibitor frequently used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) and stomach/duodenal ulcers. Most common side effects with Prevacid include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. Additional side effects with Prevacid occurring in less than 1% of patients include weight gain, weight loss, anorexia, and increased appetite. These are not all the possible side effects of Prevacid. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Q: Is it safe to take Prevacid daily to help an upset stomach?
A: Prevacid (Lanzogastro) is a proton pump inhibitor which decreases stomach acid. Prevacid (Lanzogastro) is used to treat ulcers, reflux and heartburn, it is not usually used to treat general upset stomach or nausea. Prevacid (Lanzogastro) is safe to take daily when prescribed by your doctor. Your healthcare provider will be able to provide you with more information. For more information on Prevacid (Lanzogastro): //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prevacid Laura Cable, Pharm.D., BCPS
Drugs you should not use with Lanzogastro
Do not take these drugs with Lanzogastro. Doing so can cause dangerous effects in your body. Examples of these drugs include:
- HIV drugs, such as atazanavir, nelfinavir, and drugs that contain rilpivirine. Lanzogastro may decrease the levels of these drugs in your body. This means that they won’t work as well to treat HIV. You may even develop HIV resistance. Resistance means that the HIV virus will no longer respond to treatment with this drug.
- HIV drugs, such as saquinavir. Lanzogastro may increase the levels of this drug in your body, which could result in more side effects.
Zantac vs Prevacid
Too much acidity of the stomach bothers a lot of people in the long run. Sometimes, it is already a disorder and not just plain hyperacidity. In such cases, one should consult a physician called a gastroenterologist for him or her to decide which diagnostic procedure to use in order to see inside the stomach.
Once determined, doctors would prescribe drugs that are helpful in reducing the hypersecretions of acid in the stomach. Two choices are Zantac and Prevacid. Let us try to discriminate between each drug.
Lanzogastro is the generic name of Prevacid while Ranitidine is the generic name of Zantac. Prevacid is under PPIs or proton pump inhibitors while Zantac belongs to the histamine 2 blockers. Both Prevacid and Ranitidine decrease the secretion of gastric acid inside the stomach, therefore preventing the symptoms of heartburn, GERD, ulcers, etc.
Zantac is usually prescribed for people who have ulcers, GERD, and in cases of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Prevacid, on the other hand, prevents ulcers both in the stomach and intestines. It is also used for esophagitis or inflammation of the esophagus brought about by the acid flowing back into the esophagus. Prevacid is not indicated for the use requiring fast relief of heartburn.
In taking Prevacid, keep in mind that it is only taken once a day up to 14 days. For the full effect to take place, wait at least for four days. This drug should be prescribed and not taken as an OTC drug. Additionally, do not take this drug if one is having pain in swallowing, nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, chest pain that always occurs, weight loss, electrolyte imbalance, and a lot more.
With Zantac, the heart is not affected but the lungs in which there is an increased risk of developing pneumonia. One should report any symptoms of having a low-grade fever, shortness of breath, weight loss, difficulty in breathing, and sputum that is green or yellow in color.
Zantac is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim while Prevacid is manufactured by Novartis. Zantac was manufactured in 1981 while Prevacid was approved in the U.S. during 1995.
1. Lanzogastro is the generic name of Prevacid while Ranitidine is the generic name of Zantac. 2. Prevacid is under PPIs or proton pump inhibitors while Zantac belong to histamine 2 blockers. 3. Zantac is usually prescribed for people who have ulcers, GERD, and in cases of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Prevacid, on the other hand, prevents ulcers both in the stomach and intestines. 4. Zantac is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim while Prevacid is manufactured by Novartis. 5. Zantac came first then Prevacid.
Tablets and capsules
Swallow tablets and capsules whole with a glass of water or juice.If you have problems swallowing capsules, you can open Lanzogastro capsules and mix the granules inside with a little water or fruit juice, or sprinkle them onto soft food, such as yogurt or apple puree, to help you swallow them.
Lanzogastro also comes as a dispersible tablet that melts in your mouth. Each tablet or capsule contains 15mg or 30mg of Lanzogastro.
Before taking Lanzogastro
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking Lanzogastro it is important that your doctor or pharmacist knows:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- If you have any problems with the way your liver works.
- If you have any of the following symptoms: difficulty swallowing, loss of blood, weight loss, or if you are being sick (vomiting).
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
- If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
Interactions that can make your drugs less effective
When Lanzogastro is less effective: When Lanzogastro is used with certain drugs, it may not work as well to treat your condition. This is because the amount of Lanzogastro in your body may be decreased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Sucralfate. Lanzogastro may not work as well when taken with sucralfate. You should take Lanzogastro at least 30 minutes before you take sucralfate to avoid interactions.
- Rifampin. Lanzogastro may not work as well when taken with rifampin. Avoid using these drugs together.
- St. John’s wort. Lanzogastro 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 Lanzogastro, 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. Lanzogastro can prevent your body from absorbing ampicillin well. As a result, ampicillin may not work as well to treat your infection.
- Ketoconazole and itraconazole. Lanzogastro can prevent your body from absorbing these antifungals well. Ketoconazole may not work as well to treat your infection.
- Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). Lanzogastro 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 Lanzogastro is safe for you.
- Iron salts. Lanzogastro can prevent your body from absorbing drugs that contain iron well.
- Erlotinib, dasatinib, and nilotinib. Lanzogastro can prevent your body from absorbing these drugs well. As a result, they may not work as well to treat your cancer.
- Theophylline. Lanzogastro 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.
Acid is produced naturally in your stomach to help you digest food and to kill bacteria. This acid is irritant so your body produces a natural mucous barrier which protects the lining of your stomach. In some people, this barrier can break down allowing the acid to damage the stomach, causing inflammation, ulcers and other conditions. Other people can have a problem with the muscular band at the top of the stomach that keeps the stomach tightly closed. This may allow the acid to escape and irritate the oesophagus, causing heartburn. This is often referred to as 'acid reflux'.
Proton pump inhibitors such as Lanzogastro stop cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid. This helps to prevent ulcers from forming, or assists the healing process where damage has already occurred. By decreasing the amount of acid, they can also help to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux disease, such as heartburn.
Lanzogastro is also given as one part of a treatment to get rid of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium found in the stomach, which can cause ulcers.
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Lanzogastro 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.
Q: What long-term effects can Prevacid have? My son has been on 2.5 ml twice a day for about a year!
A: Prevacid (Lanzogastro) is an anti-ulcer drug of the type known as "Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI)." Prevacid reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach, and is used in the treatment and prevention of stomach and intestinal ulcers and other conditions such as erosive esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. The most common side effects of Prevacid are headache, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea, and increased appetite. Less frequent, but more severe, adverse effects include pancreatitis, severe skin reactions, liver impairment, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, kidney impairment, and fractures. There is no recommended use for young children beyond 12 weeks. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Prevacid. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your healthcare providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. Tell your health-care provider about any negative side effects from prescription drugs. You can also report them to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Gregory Latham, MS, RPh
Prevacid is marketed under the brand names Prevacid, Prevacid 24hour, and Prevacid Solutab.
Lanzogastro is also available under the name First-Lanzogastro.
Regular Prevacid capsules are available in 15 and 30 milligrams (mg). Prevacid 24hour and Prevacid Solutab are delayed release drugs that also come in both 15 and 30 mg.
Prevacid SoluTab dissolves under the tongue. First-Lanzogastro is a powder that is made into an oral suspension.
Prevacid 24hour should be taken only once every 24 hours for 14 days. It may take up to four days for the full effect.
Do not take more than one tablet every 24 hours.
If you are taking the over-the-counter medication, stop taking after 14 days and call your doctor if there has been no change in your condition.
Allow at least four months before starting another 14-day treatment with Prevacid 24hour.
Call your doctor if you have additional symptoms and need treatment before the four months have passed.
Consult a doctor before giving Prevacid to a child. Children under age 1 should not take this drug.
More common side effects
The more common side effects of Lanzogastro can include:
- stomach pain
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
What are the side effects of Lanzogastro?
Lanzogastro like other PPIs is well-tolerated. The most common side effects are:
Other important side effects include:
Proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infection. High doses and long-term use (1 year or longer) may increase the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. Prolonged use also reduces absorption of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin).
Long-term use of PPIs has also been associated with low levels of magnesium (hypomagnesemia). Analysis of patients taking PPIs for long periods of time showed an increased risk of heart attacks.
Therefore, it is important to use the lowest doses and shortest duration of treatment necessary for the condition being treated.
Generic Name: Lanzogastro (lan SOE pra zol)Brand Names: FIRST Lanzogastro, Prevacid
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Jan 11, 2019.
What is Lanzogastro, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Lanzogastro 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. Lanzogastro, 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.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Prescription Lanzogastro is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach) in adults and children 1 year of age and older. Prescription Lanzogastro is used to treat the damage from GERD in adults and children 1 year of age and older. Prescription Lanzogastro is used to allow the esophagus to heal and prevent further damage to the esophagus in adults with GERD. Prescription Lanzogastro is also used to treat ulcers (sores in the lining of the stomach or intestine), to prevent more ulcers from developing in adults whose ulcers have already healed, and to decrease the risk that adults who are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will develop ulcers. Prescription Lanzogastro is also used to treat conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome in adults. Prescription Lanzogastro is also used in combination with other medications to treat and prevent stomach ulcers caused by a certain type of bacteria (H. pylori) in adults. Nonprescription (over-the-counter) Lanzogastro is used to treat frequent heartburn (heartburn that occurs two or more days per week) in adults. Lanzogastro is in a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.
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 (Lanzogastro) 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