Lansoprazole
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Lansoprazole?

(lan SOE pra zole)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat gastrointestinal ulcers caused by infection.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat NSAID-associated gastric ulcers in patients with a history of ulcers.

• This medicine is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.

• This medicine is used to treat heartburn.

• This medicine is used to treat syndromes caused by huge amounts of stomach acid.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat ulcers of the esophagus (swallowing tube).

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you need Prevacid® 24 HR for more than 14 days in a row, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have PKU, talk with healthcare provider. Some products do contain phenylalanine.

• Use caution if you have risk factors for osteoporosis (alcohol use, cigarette smoking, other family members with osteoporosis, taking medicines to treat seizures, taking steroids).

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

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