Anz (Taurus)

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Anz (Taurus) Information

Anz (Taurus) is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Peptic Ulcer. Anz (Taurus) also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Anz (Taurus) depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Anz (Taurus) side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Anz (Taurus) are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Anz (Taurus) is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Anz (Taurus) has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Anz (Taurus) related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Anz (Taurus) contraindications section.

Additionally, Anz (Taurus) may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Anz (Taurus) is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Anz (Taurus) Benefits & Uses

Anz (Taurus) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Anz (Taurus) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Acidity
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Acidity
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Acidity
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Anz (Taurus) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Anz (Taurus) safe for pregnant women?


    Anz (Taurus) can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Anz (Taurus) right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Anz (Taurus) safe during breastfeeding?


    Anz (Taurus) can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Anz (Taurus) on the Kidneys?


    Using Anz (Taurus) does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Anz (Taurus) on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Anz (Taurus) on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Anz (Taurus) on the Heart?


    Anz (Taurus) is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Anz (Taurus) with Other Drugs

Anz (Taurus) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Anz (Taurus) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Anz (Taurus) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Anz (Taurus)

  • Is this Anz (Taurus) habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Anz (Taurus).

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Anz (Taurus) can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Anz (Taurus) is safe for use.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Anz (Taurus) for mental disorders.

    No

Anz (Taurus) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Anz (Taurus)


    You can take Anz (Taurus) with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Anz (Taurus)


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Anz (Taurus) as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Anz (Taurus)

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Anz (Taurus)?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Anz (Taurus) should be taken before a meal because the presence of food can affect the absorption of this drug from the stomach and its therapeutic benefit. Preferably it should be taken once a day in the morning before breakfast. However, some patient may need twice a day, in this case, 1 tablet should be taken in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening before the meal as directed by the doctor. Please consult your doctor regarding the exact dosage regimen of medicine and follow his/her instruction. 

Question about 5 years ago

Does Anz (Taurus) cause constipation?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Anz (Taurus) can cause constipation. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you are experiencing any unpleasant effects after taking this medicine, please consult your doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Anz (Taurus) works?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

Anz (Taurus) works by blocking the action of an enzyme (H+/K+ATPase) in the cells (parietal) of the stomach which is responsible for acid production in the stomach. Due to blockage of this enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this helps to relieve the stomach from acidity, heartburn, GERD, stomach ulcer and other acidity related stomach problem.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Anz (Taurus) on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Discontinuation of Anz (Taurus) on your own can cause rebound effects. So, it advisable to take this drug as directed by the doctor and do not discontinue/stop medicine on your own. Please inform the doctor before stopping/discontinuing this drug on your own.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Anz (Taurus)?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Anz (Taurus) is a brand name of lansoprazole. It is a prescription medicine that belongs to the class of drug called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It is mainly used for the treatment of NSAIDs associated peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GRED), Zollinger Ellison syndrome and other acidity related stomach problems. It is also used for the treatment of duodenal ulcer and heartburn.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

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US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prevacid® (lansoprazole)

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US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prevacid® Solutab™ (lansoprazole)

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