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Lansoprazole 15mg & 30mg Gastro-resistant Capsules
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
LANSOPRAZOLE 15MG & 30MG GASTRO-RESISTANT CAPSULES
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What lansoprazole is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take lansoprazole
3. How to take lansoprazole
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store lansoprazole
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT LANSOPRAZOLE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Lansoprazole 15 mg & 30 mg gastro-resistant capsules (called lansoprazole throughout this leaflet). It belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors.
Lansoprazole works by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach.
It can be used for:
Lansoprazole can relieve symptoms that can happen with the above conditions and stop them from coming back.
It can also be used to treat:
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 14 days.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE LANSOPRAZOLE
Do not take lansoprazole and tell your doctor if:
Do not take lansoprazole if any of the above applies to you.
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lansoprazole if:
If diarrhoea occurs during the treatment with lansoprazole contact your doctor immediately, as lansoprazole has been associated with a small increase in infectious diarrhoea.
If you get a rash on your skin, especially in areas exposed to the sun tell your doctor as soon as you can, as you may need to stop your treatment with lansoprazole. Remember to also mention any other ill-effects like pain in your joints.
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lansoprazole. Do this even if they applied only in the past.
Other medicines and Lansoprazole
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This includes herbal medicines. This is because lansoprazole can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some medicines can have an affect on the way lansoprazole works.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lansoprazole.
Taking lansoprazole with food and drink
You should take lansoprazole at least 30 minutes before food.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking lansoprazole if:
Driving and using machines
You may feel dizzy, tired, sick, have a headache or problems with your eyesight while taking lansoprazole. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients in Lansoprazole gastro-resistant capsules
Lansoprazole gastro-resistant capsules contain sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE LANSOPRAZOLE
Always take Lansoprazole gastro-resistant capsules exactly as your doctor has told you. The dose will depend on your needs and the illness being treated. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking your medicine
The usual doses for adults are:
Ulcers of the duodenum:
Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum caused by an NSAID:
Preventing an ulcer and relief of symptoms while taking NSAID:
Treatment of infection of Helicobacter pylori:
The usual dose is one 30 mg capsule or two 15 mg capsules in combination with two different antibiotics in the morning and one 30 mg capsule or two 15 mg capsules in combination with two different antibiotics in the evening.
Treatment will usually be every day for 7 days.
The recommended combinations of antibiotics are:
If you are being treated for infection because you have an ulcer, it is unlikely that your ulcer will return if the infection is successfully treated. To give your medicine the best chance of working, take it at the right time and do not miss a dose.
Gastro-oesphageal reflux disease (GORD):
Indigestion caused by too much acid (acid-related dyspepsia):
Patients with liver problems
If you have severe liver problems your doctor may keep your dose to one capsule a day.
Do not give lansoprazole to children.
If you take more lansoprazole than you should
Tell your doctor or go to your nearest hospital straight away. Remember to take with you any lansoprazole capsules that are left and the pack as well. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken.
If you forget to take lansoprazole
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for your next dose.
If it is time for your next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with your next dose as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking lansoprazole
Keep taking the medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking lansoprazole just because you feel better. If you do stop taking lansoprazole your illness may get worse again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Lansoprazole gastro-resistant capsules can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking lansoprazole and see a doctor or go to a hospital straightaway if:
While these are serious side effects that require urgent medical attention, they are all rare or very rare (affect up to 1 in 1000 people).
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if:
The above side effects are all rare or very rare (affect up to 1 in 1000 people).
If any of the following side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Common (affects up to 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon (affects up to 1 in 100 people)
Rare (affects up to 1 in 1000 people)
Very rare (affects up to 1 in 10,000 people)
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE LANSOPRAZOLE
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Lansoprazole gastro-resistant capsules contain
The active substance is Lansoprazole.
Each 15 mg capsule contains 15 mg Lansoprazole.
Each 30 mg capsule contains 30 mg Lansoprazole.
The other ingredients are hypromellose (E-464), talc (E-553b), titanium dioxide (E-171), metacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1) dispersion 30 %, triethylcitrate (E-1505), sugar spheres (sucrose and maize starch), gelatine and black ink (Shellac and Black Iron Oxide (E-172).
What Lansoprazole gastro-resistant capsules look like and contents of the pack
Lansoprazole 15mg gastro-resistant capsules are white and imprinted with LAN 15.
Lansoprazole 30mg gastro-resistant capsules are white and imprinted with LAN 30.
They are supplied in blister packs of 28 capsules
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This leaflet was last revised in November 2017
This leaflet does not contain all the information about your medicine. If you have any questions or you are not sure about anything ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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