What is Solox (Lansoprazole) used for?
Solox (Lansoprazole) works in the stomach to reduce the production of stomach acid. It belongs to a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors. If the lining of the stomach is damaged, or if too much acid is produced in the stomach, a peptic ulcer may form on the lining of the stomach. Sometimes, excess production of stomach acid can flow back into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux disease), thereby causing heartburn or other pain. By reducing the amount of stomach acid, this drug can provide relief from the above mentioned conditions. It is also used to treat other related conditions.
How should I use Solox (Lansoprazole)?
The dosage for Solox (Lansoprazole) varies, depending on numerous factors. Your physician will decide the correct dosage required to treat your condition. Follow all instructions provided to you by him or her. Some patients may be told to take this drug once per day, before eating. However, you should never exceed the recommended dose.
What are the side effects of Solox (Lansoprazole)?
Side effects of Solox (Lansoprazole) include:
If any side effects are noticed while undergoing treatment with this drug, you should consult your physician immediately.
It is possible that this drug may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.
The risk of bone fracture may be increased while taking this drug.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.