What is Solox (Lansoprazole) used for?
Solox (Lansoprazole) is prescribed to treat patients suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcers, or chronic indigestion. It is a proton pump inhibitor that operates by reducing the production of excess stomach acid to prevent inflammation of the stomach lining or severe pain in the stomach. This action may also make it useful for treating other similar conditions such as ulcers caused by NSAID medications or in combination with antibiotics to eliminate helicobacter pylori bacteria.
How should I use Solox (Lansoprazole)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Solox (Lansoprazole) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once daily, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, or the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water on an empty stomach to prevent an upset stomach. Do not crush, split, or chew the medication before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Solox (Lansoprazole)?
Solox (Lansoprazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include tremors, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, muscle cramps, choking sensation, faintness, or seizures. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Solox (Lansoprazole) should not be used to treat patients who are lactose intolerant. Also disclose to your physician if you are allergic to aspartame, have a vitamin B12 deficiency, osteoporosis, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Solox (Lansoprazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.