Lansoprazole - a treatment for peptic ulcer disease.

Pharmacological action

Lansoprazole reduces the formation of gastric acid (blocking the action of an enzyme in the cells lining the stomach), inhibits the proliferation of the causative agent of peptic ulcer gastrointestinal tract - Helicobacter pylori, contributes to the growth in the lining of specific antibodies to the pathogen, increases the activity of other drugs to eliminate Helicobacter pylori.

Product form

Release lansoprazole capsules. Analogs of lansoprazole - drugs Lanzap, Lantsid, Lansofed, Lanzoptol, Akrilanz, Loenzar-sanovel Epicurus, Lanzabel.


According to the instructions indicated for the treatment of lansoprazole: peptic ulcer, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, erosive esophagitis, reflux esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, gastrointestinal ulceration, provoked by stress, non-ulcer dyspepsia nature, to eliminate Helicobacter pylori (in the complex treatment)

Instructions for use of lansoprazole

Lansoprazole capsules swallowed whole, they should not be chewed.

For the treatment of duodenal ulcers, ulcers (including stress-induced) is assigned to take at once 30mg / day, in the morning, during 2-4ned.

For the treatment of gastric ulcers, erosive and ulcerative esophagitis take 30 mg / day lansoprazole during 4-8ned., If necessary, take 60 mg / day.

For the treatment of reflux esophagitis take medication for 4 weeks at 30 mg / day.

To destroy the bacteria Helicobacter pylori lansoprazole take two p / day for 30mg, combining it with  Lantsid - analogue lansoprazole
 amoxicillin, clarithromycin, for a week.

In non-ulcer dyspepsia lansoprazole according to the instructions take over 2-4ned. of 15-30mg / day.

For older patients, patients with liver failure at the beginning of treatment prescribed to take a halving of the dosage, which is gradually increased (up to 30 mg / day).

side effects

Lansoprazole can cause a change in appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, nonspecific, the increase in liver transaminases, gastrointestinal candidiasis, hyperbilirubinemia, anxiety, dizziness, depression, malaise, drowsiness, rhinitis, upper respiratory infection, flu syndrome, thrombocytopenia, anemia, skin rash, alopecia, erythema multiforme exudative, myalgia, photosensitivity.

If these or other side effects appeared, should decide on the change of regimen, go to the equivalents of lansoprazole.

Contraindications to the use of lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is contraindicated in malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, hypersensitivity, during lactation, 1st trimester of pregnancy. With care prescribe a remedy for children up to 18L., Elderly patients, patients with hepatic insufficiency, 2-3 trimester.