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Lansoprazole, Dexlansoprazole

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Proton Pump Inhibitor Adult, Children

Lansoprazole, Dexlansoprazole - Dosage and How to Use

How should Lansoprazole, Dexlansoprazole be used?

  • ​Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professionals
  • You may take this medication with or without a meal
  • Capsules should be swallowed whole with water
    • Do not crush or chew the contents of the capsule
  • If you have difficulty swallowing the capsule, you can open the capsule and swallow the content or suspend it in a slightly acidic fluid such as fruit juice
    • You should drink the suspension within 30 minutes
  • Oro-disintegrating tablets (ODT) are available in some hospitals
    • To use, you may place the tablet on your tongue and gently suck.
    • The tablet will dissolve in your mouth and release the medication.
    • The ODT can also be swallowed whole with water.
    • Do not crush or chew the ODT.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forgot to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Lansoprazole, Dexlansoprazole - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, December 17, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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