i have just been prescribed lansoprazole for gout, how will this help?View 1 Replies
I have the option to use either for triple therapy to treat a stomach infection (h.pylori)
Omeprazole 20mg 1 tab twice daily
Lansoprazole 15mg 2 tab once daily before dinner
Which one would be more effective? If I have to suffer more so be it. I want this thing gone.
Well I was given this medication as a result of a number of symptoms, like stomach cramps, heartburn, indigestion, and my chest muscles, rib cage all ached, a week prior I couldn't use the toilet, but that seemed to have went, and after I was given these tabs for the other symptoms.
I have been on them for a week and a bit more, and I didn't take them today because the aches from my left leg and arm was too much, I ain't been able to sleep properly, right now I've got a headache, and my leg and arm have been weak for like a week now, I wanna believe its a result from the tablets but prior to being on the medication, I felt a sort of sensation in that side of my body b4 I actually took the tablets, however it has become more achy, and my neck and upper back also have began to ache.
The doc prescribed me these tabs on the basis I did say I had chest burns, and it very well could be the acid which triggered it all. However I'm a female and 19, ain't had no illness like this before, but I'd really just prefer to cure my symptoms the natural way.
The pharmacy instructions on my daughter`s Lansoprazole tablets say `Take 30 to 60 minutes before food`. Does this mean she ought to have something to eat within 60 minutes of taking the tablets or that, although she must wait for at least 30 minutes before eating, it would be better to wait for 60 minutes?View 1 Replies
has anyone changed from Omeprazole to Lansoprazole and suffered Increased health issues, most notably MSK (musculoskeletal skeletal), fatigue, less able etc?View 1 Replies
i was on 40mgs omeprazole had large hair loss.Consultant a week ago change it to 30mgs lansoprazole. worried now that the loss will continue and be permanent. I have straight auburn hair, no curlsView 1 Replies
I was put on 15mg of Lansoprazole by my GP as I've been getting interjestion and heartburn from my heart medication. Had a heart attack in August. After taking it for a few days it was making things worse not better so decided to stop taking it. First day ( yesterday ) I felt 'rough' in the afternoon and had to go to bed early. I have felt even worse today and have been having chest pains off and on all day. I have now had chest pain for about an hour and half. It is not the unbearable kind of pain I had when I had my heart attack and I have no pain else where but I have come close to using my GTN spray . I am also constipated and have wind.View 1 Replies
I am taking Ramipril and I am suffering hair loss I also take Lansoprazole, Atenolol, all describe patients can suffer hair loss so I'm confused any help out there...havn't got a lot of hair left so please hurry ..View 1 Replies
I have just completed a month course of this medication, prescribed due to possible acid reflux. I got rid of the final tablet as I feel the side effects were too bad to carry on even for just one more day. I felt worn out - very bad wind and burping from week one - my husband commented on this. Also feeling as though I would throw up at any minute - still a bit of shoulder pain but the chest pain has now diminished. Had a couple of nights when I did not even go to bed it was that bad so perhaps that is why I am so tired. Now two days after my last tablet I still have a lot of wind which does not seem to be shifting - maybe I will try charcoal tabs as I have heard that these work well. Still stressed out at work so I suppose I will have to put up with this until I retire. Really makes me fee so depressed and unhappyView 1 Replies
Have had Ulcerative Colitis for 40 years so have accepted stomach pains as a way of life, even though it`s managed with Nsaid`s.
But for the last couple of years or so I occasionally got sudden chronic pains under the ribcage about 30 minutes after a meal. Would last anything from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.
I couldn't see an obvious pattern to the attacks. would go days or weeks OK then out of the blue it would kick off.
Lately they have become more frequent with shorter periods between attacks.
Yesterday saw the GP who suspected Gallstones and has requested an ultrasound scan. It seems that attacks are much more likely after meals with a high fat content, such as a roast dinner. The theory is that as the gallbladder produces bile to digest the fat it reacts with gallstones along the way and hey presto agony!
GP has prescribed a fat-free diet, (so no chips, butter, cheese etc), and also Lansoprazole 30mg for an initial month. Took the first one today.
Bit early to make a judgement yet, but have felt just fine today.
Constipation is more common with colitis, so any sudden occurrence of diarrhea could almost certainly be put down to the Lansoprazole.
Will post progress reports if any side effects occur.
I have been taking Lansoprazole since April of 2014. I have just developed upper back pain and pain in my sternum area. I also just started taking Potassium supplementation for low potassium. One of these, I believe is causing my back pain.
Anyone else out there suffering from upper (and lower) back pain and pain in the sternum area? Did it stop when you discontinued the Lansoprazole?
Thank you for any help!
does anybody else get swollen ankles and feet when taking lansoprazole, is this a side effect of this medication. i would like to see some answers to this. and do you get such a dry mouth.View 1 Replies
I have been suffering with reflux and feeling sick all the time been on lansoprazole for 4 months 30mgs in the morning. Feeling much better but the last 4 weeks about once a week getting severe sickness and diarrhoea so doctor as lowered dose to 15mgs the sickness and diarrhoea as stopped but now reflux is back help anybody else have the same experience ?View 1 Replies
I've been light-headed, dizzy, lack of coordination & sometimes sleepy feeling. I don't know if it's the Lansoprazole or my low BP. I take one 30 mg. in the a.m., but I feel like this all day long.View 13 Replies
I am 29 M, have asthma and suffer with anxiety. Started getting bad asthma 2 months ago when playing football and this continued every time I played/ did exercise. Went to docs after a month and was given seretide preventor. After a week of slightly improved asthma I started getting really bad indigestion, gas, acid reflux. Never had this before so considering my anxiety -I am scared!
Went back to docs last week and he has given me Lansoprazole and sent me for blood test, stool test tomorrow. But the LANs while it has helped with acid, I'm now getting chronic, consistent, persistent mucus, which is driving me to distraction and horrible feeling in my throat just below Adam's apple. I'm convinced there is something drastically wrong with me. My wife thinks it's my anxiety and probably not a serious condition but having never had reflux to then have it ALL the time for 2.5 weeks I'm terrified.
Can anyone offer any help or advice? Has anyone had mucus with LANs? Is 3 days of LANs enough to know whether it is going to work fully or not?
After my CABG 2 years ago I was prescribed various drugs for long term use, including a daily aspirin tablet. As I have had gastritis and stomach ulcers in the past, the cardiologist put me on lansoprazole to protect the stomach lining, even though the aspirin is the enteric-coated kind.
I've had lansoprazole prescribed in the past, or the alternative omeprazole, when I've had an outbreak of ulcers and/or gastritis, but the dosage was only for a maximum of two weeks, as I recall, and the medication did wonders to cure the ulcers. Now, however, I've been taking lansoprazole for over 2 years and I'm beginning to notice some of the side effects mentioned in the patient leaflet.
Does anyone else take daily aspirin as protection against heart attacks and strokes and if so, how do they handle aspirin's tendency to cause stomach bleeds? Maybe I could stop the lansoprazole now?
I have been diagnosed with Barrett's Oesophagus and am being treated using Lansoprazole tablets. My question is how does one soothe the burning effect in the throat?View 2 Replies
I have been using Lansoprazole for nearly 4 years, I am on 30mg daily, it works great, and I rarely get heartburn these days.
However I have for the past year been experiencing severe lower back pain, pins and needles, strong headaches and more recently dry mouth and dizzy blurred vision.
I stopped taking the Lansoprazole for couple of days, to see if side effects would go away, but the heartburn came back with a vengeance.
So I am having to choose between which is more unbearable, back pain etc. or the heartburn.
I have chosen at the moment to go back on lansoprazole, but if anyone knows of an alternative that works as well, but with no side effects, let me know.
After suffering 2 prolapsed discs I was prescribed maximum daily dosage of tramadol and pregabalin plus 30 mg amitriptyline 30mg diazepam and 15mg zopiclone, I'm surprised I could walk but I thought I was just fine! It was only when my son gave me a few home truths telling me I looked stoned, 100 years old and like a zombie (harsh but true!!) did I realise what a mess I was. Normally I am a bubbly person but all I wanted to do was lay and watch telly, so I decided to ct everything apart from the diazepam! Ouch!! After the first week, of physical symptoms of which the restless leg was the worst, came the awful depression. I have had 4 weeks off work because the anxiety has been bad and that's with me still taking the diazepam. Anyway I have dropped from 40 mg diazepam to 20 mg in 2 weeks. Way too fast I know but I just want off. I am slowing down now with the taper as I'm started to get scared as the last ct was hell on earth. However I don't want to follow the Ashton manual and still be on this in another 6 months.View 4 Replies