Lansoprazole

What is Lansoprazole?

This is a drug used in gastritis, GERD, and Acid peptic disease. It is called as proton pump inhibitor. It reduces the production of Hydrochloric acid in stomach. Long term usage of these drugs may lead to iron deficiency anemia.

Questions and answers on "Lansoprazole"

hi i am a 15 year old teenage boy and i was suffering from really bad stomach cramps . I went to hospital and the doctor gave me lansoprazole tablets 2 months ago. I have noticed one of the side effects from taking the tablets are hair loss . I am experiencing really bad hair loss my hair is coming out in clumps my hair was thick and now its thin and comes out when you touch it. What should i do? if i stop taking the tablets will my hair stop falling out and return to its normal thickness or stay like this and carry on falling out until their is nothing left?!

doctor1 MD

Hi Jason,

Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Hair loss due to Lansoprazole is a rare but undesirable side effect .
Do not worry. The hair loss due to Lansoprazole is transient and your hair should grow back normal once you stop taking this. As far as your abdominal cramps is concerned , look for an...

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Is there a negative interaction between Lansoprazole and Plavix or Lipitor?
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Brief Answer:
There is an adverse interaction between Lansoprazole and Plavix

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
Lansoprazole decreases the benefits of Plavix . Since you are also on aspirin this decrease in activity may not have an overall decrease on the blood...

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My husband is on allopurinal , lansoprozole. Since starting the lansoprazole his gout has flared up

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Brief Answer:
Detail Follows.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome To HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney.
I understand your concern.
Lansoprazole has been claimed to precipitate acute attack of gout but no definitive evidence is there.
In such scenario I advise my patients to start on Ranitidine 300 mg once a day...

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I have been on lansoprazole 30mg gastro resistant capsules for 3 wks due to severe reaction to naproxen which I had for 2 herniated lower back discs I have finished course which was Monday today my stomach is very bloated and cramping slightly will this ease concerned also got diahorrea

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

Was upper GI endoscopy done?
Are you a diabetic?
How long have you been having diarrhea?

Kindly get back to me with the answers and I would give my opinion.
Regards,
Dr.Ratnakar...

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hello Doctor.
befor two month i dignore with Helicobactr Pylori and the docrot gave me amoxicillin 500 +metronidazole( flaygl or flazol) +pantoprazole for week then i retake pantoprazole for 4 weeks but i tested and still there

now i am takeing new medcine amoxilillin 500 + claithromycin500 +lansoprazole + metronidazole( flaygl or flazol)

my doctor said i have to take it for wek then i complete 4 weeks with lansoprazole the problem is i finish today one week with no improve the same syptomes as i read that this cours must taken for 2 weeks i am asking you to devise me if i take them for one more week to finsh two weeks and i complete 4 weeks witrh lansoprazole and tell me if there is any side effect if i take it for two weeks also what is the best teatment for my situation plz tell me

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
You have already taken triple therapy with no relief. Now you are taking quadruple therapy with no relief in symptoms. It seems that you are suffering from resistant strains of bacteria. Taking the same antibiotics for one week more are not likely to provide...

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I started taking Lansoprazole 30MG a week ago and I now have diarrhea for almost a whole day. I also take a calcium plus vitamin D tablet that has Magnesium. Do you think this caused the darrhea? Can I take tylenol to stop the cramps and get feeling better.

doctor1 MD

Hi. Welcome to HCM. Lansoprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn and difficulty in swallowing. It may increase your risk for bone fractures,...

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Hi doctor,

I’m a Male 44, 75 kg, 1.8m
Have fatigue and brain fog most of my life.
Eat healthy, and exercise. Sleep ok.
Have done lots of medical test, b12, iron status, thyroid, diabetes etc. all normal.
Had erosions and gastritis recently.
Taking lansoprazole

Made fatigue and brain fog better for one week only.( With lansoprazole) also the same with ranitidine (started with Ranitidine and changed to Lansoprazole)

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I’ve seen an Endocrinologists at the end of 2010.
He said, I had Growth hormone deficiency
Done a MIR SCAN pituitary gland normal (I look normal)
Put me on somatropin injection (lowest dose) no improvement, after 2 weeks bad reaction very nerves and could not sleep anymore and also depression
Had to take nitrazapam and mitazapam for 4 months to get back to sleep again.
This caused the erosions and gastritis.
Erosions and gastritis is getting better with lansoprazole. But still have fatigue and brain fog.

Any help appreciated.

Regards
John

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

Important points of your query:

• Presence of long term symptoms: fatigue and brain fog (cognitive dysfunction)

• Normal reports on: Lots of medical test, B12, iron status, Thyroid, Diabetes and MRI Brain.

• Sleep difficulty and depression after treatment...

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My 3 year old grandson takes lansoprazole capsules for his acid reflex when he his sick he refuses any medicine and then in a couple of days throws up. When we force him to take it he gets upset and throes up anyway. Any suggestions on how to get him his medicine?

doctor1 MD

Hi
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day
You can add contents of capsule in spoon of honey and feed him.
It will definitely work.
Take Care

Best Regards
Dr T Shobha

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I wonder how long will take to heal stomach after Helicobacteria Pylori? I had antibiotic treatment, high dosage and after that still acid pain, which I am taking one month Lansoprazole 30mg daily,but putting a lot of weight on...well on top on this restarted valporic acid 150mg, now 300mg...
I am after half way with Lansoprazole and still can have acidic pain early in the morning, when I don't eat regulary day before.What would be best option to move forward?thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi,

I am dr XXXXXXX and I will try my level best to answer you concern.

Based on the information the treatment do not include any antibiotics for treating Helicobacter pylori, the lansoprazole is drug given for reducing acidity. and valporic acid is for biopolar disorder.

Normally the treatment...

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Recent questions on  Lansoprazole

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I have acid reflux for which I am taking Lansoprazole . I also take Gaviscon. Why is it always worse at night and why do I have problems getting my breath when at its worse? I am awaiting an endoscopy . I have changed my diet to eliminate known trigger foods. Will an endoscopy show anything conclusive? I could cope with indigestion-type pain but the shortness of breath is frightening. Any advice would be very appreciated.

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4 year old son has the following symptoms.: abdominal distention, diarrhea, and vomiting for 1 week. Vomiting sunsided and abdominal distention persists, regular stool and stomach pain ( upper stomach- just below the rib cage in the middle). He was put on Zofran for nausea, 3 week course of Clarithro and Amoxicillin since H pylori cam back positive - done by pediatrician. Meanwhile the gastroenterologist did EGD post abx therapy said biopsy is normal and stomach looks fine and that his symptoms should resolve. HEr belief is that the nausea and abdominal pain is a result of a bad gastroenteritis. It has now been 6 weeks and the diarrhea returned for 24 hours with vomiting for 12 hours. HE now continues with the stomach pain which comes and goes and what he describes as his stomach rumbling for food. He has been on Prevacid for 5 weeks. Upper GI with follow thru is normal. IS there something else wrong?? PEdiatrician blood test for lactose and gluten sensitivity were negative. What could be the cause of this chronic stomach pain with nausea?

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Hi, I was diagnosed with IBS a few years ago and untill recently have had the symptoms under control, I was on mebeverine and lansoprazole but have not had to take them for about a year due to sorting out my diet and other factors. Recently though I have been getting this tremors feeling in my lower intestine. At the front just left of center. Is this normal? I have tried taking the mebeverine and lansoprazole again but the feeling is still there thanks

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