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 324 135
Acid reflux 223 62
Hiatal hernia 48 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
Severe 12
Moderate 9
Mild 18
None 187

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lansoprazole

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 5
Stomach pain 4
Abdominal bloating 3
Nausea 3
Dry mouth 2
Abdominal cramps 1

Show all 33 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lansoprazole

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 40
15 mg daily 13
30 mg twice daily 6
60 mg daily 6
1 daily 2
15mg as needed 2
30mg as needed 2
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 other daily 1
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Lansoprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 80
Doctor's advice 47
Other 43
Course of treatment ended 25
Change in health plan coverage 22
Side effects too severe 18
Expense 16
Personal research 6
See all 213 patients who've stopped taking Lansoprazole

Duration

Currently taking Lansoprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 31
10 years or more 20

Stopped taking Lansoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 41
1 - 6 months 33
6 months - 1 year 27
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 39
5 - 10 years 25
10 years or more 17
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 186
Usually 25
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 28
Not at all hard to take 185
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 1
$25-49 17
< $25 105
Not specified 98

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lansoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 17
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 9
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 3
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 2
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 2

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Lansoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 14
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 10
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 5
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 3
Famotidine (Pepcid) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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22 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 (gastroesophageal reflux disease, diarrhea)
  • 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 gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for duodenal ulcer)
  • 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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