Lansoprazole tablets 30 mg for ulcer, esophagitis and Helicobacter pylori (Prevacid, Takepron, Zoton)
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General information on Japanese Lansoprazole tablets 30 mg for ulcer, esophagitis and Helicobacter pylori (Prevacid, Takepron, Zoton)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Nihon Generic Co., Ltd., Towa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Teva Takeda Pharma Ltd. etc.
Active ingredients: lansoprazole (chemical formula C16H14F3N3O2S).
Medical effect: Lansoprazole tablets are effective for the treatment of the following diseases and conditions:
- gastric, duodenal or anastomotic ulcer,
- reflux esophagitis,
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome,
- Helicobacter pylori.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration
For gastric/duodenal/anastomotic ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: for adults, take 1 tablet (30 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once daily. The duration of the treatment course should not exceed 8 weeks for gastric/anastomotic ulcer, and 6 weeks for duodenal ulcer.
For reflux esophagitis: for adults, take 1 tablet (30 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. The duration of the treatment course should not exceed 8 weeks. In maintenance therapy for recurrent or relapse reflux esophagitis, take 15 mg of the active ingredient (0.5 tablet) at a time, once daily. If the effect is insufficient, the dosage may be increased up to 1 tablet at a time, once daily.
For Helicobacter pylori eradication: for adults, take 1 tablet (30 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 2 times a day for 7 days, in combination with two antibiotics. If the combination of antibiotics resulted in failure, the doctor in charge may prescribe to prolong the treatment with Lansoprazole tablets for 7 more days in combination with different antibiotics.
How effective are Lansoprazole tablets 30 mg from Japan for ulcer, esophagitis and Helicobacter pylori (Prevacid, Takepron, Zoton)?
Lansoprazole is a medicine of proton pump inhibitors class. It works by inhibiting enzyme activity of the proton pump in the gastric mucosa and, as the result, inhibiting gastric acid secretion. Studies also show that lansoprazole improves heartburn symptoms, symptoms of postprandial fullness, dyspepsia and reflux symptoms (Y. Kinoshita, H. Miwa et al. Clinical characteristics and effectiveness of lansoprazole in Japanese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and dyspepsia. Journal of gastroenterology. 2014, April, 49(4): 628-37).
Who should use Lansoprazole tablets 30 mg from Japan?
Lansoprazole tablets are effective for the treatment of gastric, duodenal or anastomotic ulcer, reflux esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Also, this medicine is used for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori in gastric or duodenal ulcer, gastric MALT lymphoma, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, stomach after the endoscopic therapy for early gastric cancer.