Lan 30mg (Lansoprazole)
Lan is one of the proton pump inhibitors that can decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. The medicine can also provide you relief from heartburn symptoms as well as NSAID-related problems. Each gastro-resistant capsule contains 30mg of Lansoprazole as an active ingredient. Usually, 30mg once a day for 4-5 weeks are recommended under the treatment course. This medicine is available under the Generic Prevacid medications. LAN capsules are manufactured by Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in the strengths of 15 mg and 30 mg.
What is Lan used for?
Lan is used to treat and prevent stomach or gastric and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and other health conditions including excessive stomach acid like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Experts prescribe this medicine to treat non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID-associated) gastric ulcer, short-term symptomatic problems and maintenance of healing of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also used to reduce the risk of other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
How does Lan work?
Lansoprazole, the active constituent of the medicine is a strong proton pump inhibitor that works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach. It functions to prevent gastric acid secretion by inhibiting the ATPase. You can prevent both - basal and stimulated acid - by lansoprazole.
What are the side effects of Lan?
Like most of the medicines, Lan 30mg capsules can cause side effects, although such cases are very rare and everybody doesn’t get them. If you get any of the following side effects, please stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor immediately. These side effects can be classified as:
An allergic reaction to Lansoprazole
Users may experience some symptoms like swelling of the face, tongue, or throat which may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing, red, raised, lumpy rash (hives). Usually, these side effects of LAN-30 mg remain for a short period of time.
Reddening of the skin with blisters or peeling
There may also be severe blisters and bleed in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals. Lansoprazole users may also have a high temperature, swollen glands or joint pain. This could be ‘Stevens-Johnson syndrome’ or ‘toxic epidermal necrolysis’.
Contact your doctor for advice if you notice any of the following side effects:
- Headache, dizziness
- Diarrhea, constipation, stomach pains,
- Feeling or being sick, wind, dry or sore mouth or throat
- Skin rash, itching
- Changes in liver function test value shown by a blood test
- Joint or muscle pain
- Fluid retention or swelling
- Fracture of the hip, wrist or spine
What medications interact with Lan?
There are some drugs or therapeutic elements that may interact with Lan 30 mg. It is better to take advice of your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- Mycophenolate mofetil
- Iron-containing medicines like ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate and ferrous fumarate
- Theophylline and warfarin
When should Lan not be used?
You should avoid this medicine or take doctor’s advice if you are:
- Allergic (hypersensitive) to Lansoprazole or any of the other ingredients of its capsules
- Taking a medicine containing the active substance atazanavir (used in the treatment of HIV).
How should Lan be taken?
Talk to your doctor before taking Lan 30 mg if you have experienced a skin reaction with a medicine similar to Lansoprazole. One should also take precautions if there is any possibility of rash skin or joint pain after taking this medicine.
In some cases, your doctor may have to perform an additional investigation called an endoscopy in order to diagnose malignant disease.
Missed dose of Lan?
If you have missed to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
How should Lan be stored?
Store it at room temperature and protect from moisture and heat. Keep the capsules out of the sight and reach of children as it may harm them.