LANZUL 30 mg. 28 capsules
Lansoprazole inhibits the activity of the proton pump enzyme in the gastric mucosa, which contributes to the secretion of hydrochloric acid. Subsequently, it reduces the amount and acidity of the gastric juice, thereby preventing harmful effects on the mucosa. The onset of action occurs within one to two hours after ingestion and lasts for more than 24 hours. Pain ceases at the latest after a few days; damaged mucosa heals within a few weeks. Chronic administration of lansoprazole can prevent recurrence of the disease. Lansoprazole is processed in the liver.
Lanzul recommended for disease states that require suppression of the increased secretion of hydrochloric acid;
duodenal and benign gastric ulcer;
gastro-oesophageal reflux disease;
elimination of Helicobacter pylori (in combination with antibiotics);
syndrome and Zollinger-Ellison
other conditions with an increased secretion of gastric acid.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE LANZUL
Do not take Lanzul if you
hypersensitivity to lansoprazole or any of the other ingredients of the drug.
Take special care with Lanzul
The symptomatic improvement during the treatment with lansoprazole does not exclude the presence of any malignancy in the stomach or esophagus.
The prior to exclude malignancy.
Safety of lansoprazole in children has not been established.
It is recommended that patients with hepatic impairment to take the smallest effective dose.
Taking proton pump inhibitors, such as Lanzul, especially for a period longer than one year may slightly increase the risk of fracture of the hip, wrist or spine. Tell your doctor if you have osteoporosis or are taking corticosteroids (which can increase the risk of osteoporosis).
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Lansoprazole reduces the acidity of gastric juice and thus can affect the absorption of certain drugs such as ketoconazole, esters of ampicillin, iron salts, digoxin.
Lansoprazole may, in exceptional cases, to stimulate the release of theophylline. If you take sucralfate simultaneously with lansoprazole, take it at least 30 minutes after Lanzul.
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
If you are pregnant or nursing, you should consult your doctor.
Lansoprazole is not known to have harmful effects on the fetus. Pregnant women can take it, if the expected benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Breast feeding should be discontinued during treatment with lansoprazole.
Driving and using machines
No messages to influence the ability to drive and use machines in use of lansoprazole.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Lanzul
Lanzul contains sucrose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact him before taking this medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE LANZUL
Always take Lanzul exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not change the dose or duration of treatment without first consulting your doctor. The usual dose is one gastro-resistant capsule Lanzul day. The usual dose for eliminating Helicobacter pylori e 1 gastro-resistant capsule Lanzul twice daily for 1 to 2 weeks in combination with other drugs. The highest recommended dose Lanzul is 60 mg daily; for patients with hepatic impairment - 30 mg daily. In patients with the syndrome of Zollinger-Ellison dose may be substantially higher. Treatment is usually continued for 4 or 8 weeks treatment for the prevention of relapses was sustained.
Take the dose in the morning before breakfast. If you need to take the medicine twice a day, take one dose before breakfast and the second - before dinner. Swallow the gastro-resistant capsules purposes. If you can not swallow them, open each gastro-resistant capsule and mix the contents with a little apple juice (about 1 tablespoon) and swallowed immediately without chewing. The drug has been prescribed for you and must pass it on to others.
Lansoprazole should not be given to children. Treatment of infants under one year old should be avoided, as the available data did not show a positive effect in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
If you take more dose Lanzul
If you take too high a dose Lanzul, consult your doctor. Treatment is symptomatic.
If you forget to take Lanzul
If you forget to take your medicine at the appointed time, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only the next dose, not take a double.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Lanzul can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects are common (may affect more than 1 in 100 patients):
Diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, wind, dry or sore mouth or throat;
Skin rash, itching;
Changes in the values of liver function;
The following side effects are uncommon (may occur in less than 1 in 100 patients):
Joint or muscle pain, fracture of the hip, wrist or spine;
Swelling (fluid retention in the body);
Changes in blood cells.
The following adverse reactions are rare (may occur in less than 1 in 1000 patients):
Restlessness, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, insomnia, visual disturbances, dizziness;
Altered taste, anorexia, inflammation of the tongue (glossitis);
Skin reactions such as burning or pricking feeling under the skin, bruising, reddening and excessive sweating;
Sensitivity to light;
Sensation of ants crawling on the skin (paresthesia), trembling;
Anemia (pale skin);
Inflammation of the liver (may look like yellow skin or eyes);
Swelling of breasts in men, impotence;
Candidiasis (fungal infection, may affect skin or mucous membrane);
angioedema; you should consult with your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of angioedema, such as swollen face, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing, hives and difficulty breathing.
The following side effects are very rare (may occur in less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
Severe hypersensitivity reactions including shock. Symptoms of a hypersensitivity reaction may include fever, rash, swelling and sometimes a fall in blood pressure;
Inflammation of the mouth (stomatitis);
Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease);
Changes in the values of sodium, cholesterol, and triglycerides;
Severe skin reactions - with redness, blistering, severe inflammation of the skin and loss of skin;
Very rarely Lanzul can reduce the number of white blood cells and the resistance to infection may be reduced. If you have an infection with symptoms such as fever and serious deterioration of your general condition, fever or infection with symptoms such as sore throat / pharynx / mouth or urinary problems you should consult your doctor immediately. Will do a blood test to check for possible reduction of white blood cells (agranulocytosis).
The frequency of these side effects is unknown:
If you are taking lansoprazole for a period longer than three months it is possible to reduce levels of magnesium in your blood. Low magnesium levels can occur with nausea, involuntary muscle contractions, disorientation, dizziness, increased heart rate. If you get any of these symptoms, please tell your doctor immediately. Low levels of magnesium can also lead to a reduction of the amount of potassium or calcium in the blood. Your doctor may decide to do routine blood tests to monitor your levels of magnesium.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
5. HOW TO STORE LANZUL
Lanzul not use after the expiry date stated on the packaging.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Protect from moisture. Do not store above 25 ° C.
Keep out of reach of children.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
The active substance is lansoprazole (lansoprazole).
One hard gastro-resistant capsule Lanzul contains 30 mg lansoprazole.
Other ingredients: neutral pellets, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium carbonate, heavy, sucrose, corn starch, sodium lauryl sulfate, hypromellose, methacrylic acid, talc, macrogol, titanium dioxide.