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Lansoprazole is a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the stomach's production of gastric acids. is a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the stomach's production of gastric acids.

Indications and Usage
Acid-related dyspepsia, Benign gastric ulcer, Duodenal ulcer, Duodenal ulcer associated with h. Pylori, Esophagitis, Gastric ulcer, Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Helico-bacter pylori positive duodenal ulcer, NSAID-associated gastric and duodenal ulcers, NSAID-associated gastric and duodenal ulcers (prophylaxis), NSAID-associated gastric or duodenal ulcers, Resistant ulcers, Zollinger-ellison syndrome.

Proton pump inhibitors such as Lansoprazole is
● Used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers
● Used to treat intestinal ulcers
● Used to treat erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid)
● Used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome;
● For Erosive Esophagitis
● For Duodenal Ulcer
● Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus)
● For Gastric Ulcer
● For Multiple Endocrine Adenomas
● For Systemic Mastocytosis
● For Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
● For Helicobacter pylori Infection
● For Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis
● NSAID-Induced Gastric Ulcer.

Mechanism of Action
Lansoprazole is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) which block the production of acid by the stomach. Proton pump inhibitors are used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome that are caused by stomach acid. Lansoprazole, like other proton-pump inhibitors, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal.

Drug Interactions
The absorption of certain drugs may be affected by stomach acidity, and, as a result, lansoprazole and other PPIs that reduce stomach acid also reduce the absorption and concentration in blood of ketoconazole (Nizoral) and increase the absorption and concentration in blood of digoxin (Lanoxin). This may lead to reduced effectiveness of ketoconazole or increased digoxin toxicity, respectively.

How does it works
Proton pump inhibitors such as Lansoprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach

Side Effects
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, rash, Dizziness,weakness and headaches.

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