Frequently Asked Questions
Lansoprazole 30mg is a medication used to treat acid reflux, also known as heartburn. It can be prescribed for a range of conditions, often heartburn and acid regurgitation. It can also be used to treat:
- Stomach Ulcers
- Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
- Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
- Infections caused by the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori
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Lansoprazole 30mg is a type of Proton Pump Inhibitor. A Proton Pump Inhibitor (or PPI) reduces the amount of acid that your stomach produces. When taken correctly, they are effective at reducing the symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn.
Yes, when taken correctly. Dosage can vary so it is important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lansoprazole.
You shouldn’t take Lansoprazole 30mg if you are taking any of the following medication:
- Adderall (Amphetamine / Dextroamphetamine)
- Aspirin Low Strength (Aspirin)
- Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
- Lipitor (Atorvastatin)
- Plavix (Clopidogrel)
- Reyataz (Atazanavir)
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
When taking Lansoprazole, avoid alcohol. Alcohol can be irritable to the stomach lining and therefore increase the amount of acid produced. Alcohol won’t make Lansoprazole ineffective, but it can exacerbate certain medical conditions.
If you are taking one of the listed medications and want to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux, make sure to speak to your doctor for advice and sign up for our free Ask A Pharmacist service for answers to any health or prescription related concerns.
There can be side effects from taking Lansoprazole 30mg. These may include the following:
If you are prescribed Lansoprazole, you should receive a Patient Information Leaflet outlining more possible side effects as well as further warning and precautions.
Yes, there are other medications used to treat acid reflux. These include Omeprazole, another Proton Pump Inhibitor medication and Losec MUPS, which works the same as Omeprazole except it targets acid reflux by working at the site of absorption in the small intestine.