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Lansoprazole

[ Generic Medicines for Gastro Treatment ]

Lansoprazole is a medication, which shows selective and irreversible proton pump inhibitor activity. It is converted to an active sulfonamide derivative in the acidic phase of the gastric parietal cell. This active ingredient binds to the gastric proton pump ATPase and forms a stable disulfide bond with the sulfhydryl group. The potassium-binding site on the luminal side that leads to inactivation of the ATPase and that reduces gastric acid secretion. It does not have anticholinergic or histamine H2 -receptor antagonistic properties.

Class of Drugs – Proton pump inhibitor

Molecular Formula – C16H14F3N3O2S

Molecular Weight - 369.4 g/mol

Working: This given medicine decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. This process is carried out by blocking the proton pump in the cells of the stomach. The proton pump acts in the final step of acid production. At the moment when the proton pump is blocked, the stomach makes less acid. It results in a reduction in the symptoms.

Uses: This mentioned medicine Lansoprazole is indicated for the treatment of certain stomach and esophagus problems like acid reflux, ulcers. It is used to decrease the amount of acid the stomach makes. It also relieves symptoms like heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This drug helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus. It prevents ulcers and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. This drug can be used to treat frequent heartburn occurring 2 or more days a week.

Popular Brands and Dosages: Given medicine is available as orally disintegrating tablet used in a popular brand medicine as follows:

  • Prevacid Solutab: 15 mg and 30 mg  

This Lansoprazole is a Proton pump inhibitor. It should not be used in pregnant women; it may harm an unborn baby.