Lancid is useful for dealing with complaints related to excess stomach acid, including the complications it causes. This drug is generally used for acid reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, and reflux esophagitis .

Lancid contains lansoprazole , which is a proton pump inhibitor class of drugs. This drug works by inhibiting the work of the proton pump, which is a protein in the stomach wall that functions to produce stomach acid. That way, the amount of stomach acid produced is reduced.

Reduced stomach acid production will reduce complaints of heartburn, nausea, stomach pain, and bloating. Complications due to excess stomach acid, such as stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers , and inflammation of the esophagus due to increased stomach acid (reflux esophagitis), will also heal faster.

What is Lancis

Group Prescription drug
Category Proton pump inhibitor
Benefit Treat conditions caused by too much stomach acid, and prevent gastric ulcers from occurring
Consumed by Mature
Lansoprazole in Lancid for pregnant and lactating women Category C : Studies in experimental animals show an adverse effect on the fetus, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women. The drug should only be used if the expected benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. It is not known whether Lancid is absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, consult the use of this drug with your doctor.
Drug form Delayed release capsules

Warning Before Consuming Lancid

There are a few things you should pay attention to before using lancid, ie

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to lansoprazole or to other proton pump inhibitor class drugs, such as omeprazole or pantoprazole.
  • Tell your doctor if you have hypoparathyroidism , vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune disease , lupus, osteoporosis , liver disease, or a deficiency in magnesium, calcium, potassium, or sodium.
  • Consult your doctor first if your stomach acid complaints have lasted more than 3 months or are accompanied by difficulty swallowing, bloody or black bowel movements, severe stomach pain, and unplanned weight loss.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking or are going to take other drugs, supplements or herbal medicines, to anticipate drug interactions.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy before taking Lancid.
  • Tell your doctor if you are having treatment with Lancid if surgery or other medical procedures are planned.
  • Immediately consult a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction or serious side effects after taking Lancid.

Dosage and Rules for Use Lancid

Lancid contains lansoprazole. Here is a breakdown of common lansoprazole dosages for adults:

Purpose: treat inflammation of the esophagus ( esophagitis ) due to increased stomach acid

  • 30 mg once daily, for 4–8 weeks. Dosage for prevention 15 mg or 30 mg, once a day.

Purpose: treat stomach acid disease (gastrooesophageal reflux disease / GERD)

  • 15 mg or 30 mg once daily, for 4 weeks.

Purpose: treat duodenal ulcers (duodenal ulcers)

  • 30 mg once daily, for 2–4 weeks

Purpose: treat peptic ulcers

  • 30 mg once daily, for 4–8 weeks

Purpose: treat stomach ulcers caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs )

  • 30 mg once daily, for 4–8 weeks.

Purpose: prevent stomach ulcers due to NSAIDs

  • 15–30 mg, once daily.

Purpose: treat Zollinger Ellison syndrome

  • Initial dose of 60 mg once a day. Dosage may be increased according to the patient's response to treatment.

Purpose: to cure H. pylori infection that causes peptic ulcers

  • 30 mg twice daily, for 7–14 days, in combination with clarithromycin plus amoxicillin or metronidazole. Alternate dose of 30 mg 3 times daily, for 14 days in combination with amoxicillin.

How to Consume Lancid Properly

Follow the doctor 's recommendations and read the instructions for use before taking Lancid. Do not change the dose or duration of use of the drug without consulting your doctor first.

Lancid needs to be taken on an empty stomach. Therefore, consume this drug 30-60 minutes before eating. Swallow the medication whole and do not bite or crush the medication. If it is difficult to swallow the capsule, pour and mix the contents of the capsule into 1 spoon of yogurt or mashed banana, then drink the mixture immediately.

Make sure to take Lancid at the same time every day for the drug to work effectively. Continue to take this drug according to the length of treatment recommended by the doctor, even though your complaints have improved.

If you forget to take Lancid, take this drug immediately if the break with the next consumption schedule is not too close. If it is close, skip the dose and do not double the next dose.

Store Lancid at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct sunlight, and keep out of the reach of children.

Lancid Interactions with Other Drugs

The lansoprazole content in Lancid can cause drug interactions when used with certain drugs, including:

  • Decreased absorption of itraconazole or ketoconazole
  • Decreased effectiveness of atazanavir, nelfinavir, or rilpivirine in treating HIV infection
  • Decreased blood levels of lansoprazole when used at the same time or in close proximity to sucralfate and antacids
  • Decreased effectiveness of lansoprazole when used with rifampicin
  • Decreased treatment effect of clopidogrel
  • Increased risk of side effects from digoxin, methotrexate , or tacrolimus
  • Increased risk of developing lansoprazole side effects when used with fluvoxamine
  • Increased risk of developing blood magnesium deficiency ( hypomagnesemia ) when used with diuretics
  • Increased risk of bleeding when used with warfarin

Side Effects and Dangers of Lancid

Lancid usually does not cause side effects if taken according to doctor's instructions. However, in some cases, the lansoprazole content in Lancid can cause the following side effects:

  • Headache or dizziness
  • Stomach ache
  • Nauseous
  • Constipation or even diarrhea

Check with your doctor if the side effects you are suffering from do not improve or even get worse. Immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic drug reaction or serious side effects, such as:

  • Magnesium deficiency, which is characterized by numbness, spasms , or heart rhythm disturbances
  • Lack of vitamin B12 in the body, which can be characterized by weakness in the body, sore tongue, and numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Lupus symptoms , which can be marked by a rash on the cheeks and nose, joint pain, or worsening of the joint pain you are suffering from
  • Kidney disorders, which can be characterized by changes in the amount of urine
  • Indigestion due to difficile , which can be characterized by diarrhea that doesn't stop, abdominal pain or cramps, fever, and blood or mucus in the stool
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