What is Lansoprazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which prevents the stomach from producing acid. It is used in the treatment of stomach ulcers and GERD.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 331 139
Acid reflux 211 49
Hiatal hernia 45 24
General health 17 4
Stomach pain 10 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 11
Moderate 9
Mild 19
None 180

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lansoprazole

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 5
Abdominal bloating 4
Stomach pain 4
Nausea 3
Acid reflux 2
Dry mouth 2

Show all 29 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lansoprazole

Dosage Patients Percentage
30 mg daily 17
30 mg twice daily 4
15 mg daily 3
60 mg daily 2
1 daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lansoprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 81
Doctor's advice 47
Other 41
Course of treatment ended 27
Change in health plan coverage 25
Side effects too severe 18
Expense 17
Personal research 7
See all 220 patients who've stopped taking Lansoprazole

Duration

Currently taking Lansoprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Lansoprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 44
1 - 6 months 34
6 months - 1 year 30
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 17
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 180
Usually 26
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 182
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 2
$25-49 17
< $25 96
Not specified 99

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lansoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 22
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 10
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 4
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 3
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 2

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Lansoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 16
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 12
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 6
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 4
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 2

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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21 patient evaluations for Lansoprazole

Sep 15, 2015 (Started Feb 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I took Prevacid, I felt worse, like I wasn't digesting food.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2012 (Started Feb 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support digestive health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: VA changed medication and stopped my Prevacid. I tried the substitute and developed diarrhea so I stopped. I haven't had any significant reflux. So, Im stopping medication myself.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Feb 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support digestive health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: VA has not refilled my request in 2 weeks. Tried to stop and began to experience episodes of severe reflux, sore throat, and belching.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for duodenal ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 26, 2013 (Started Apr 18, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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