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L Information

L is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Peptic Ulcer. The alternative uses of L have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of L. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed L side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of L go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that L has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to L's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

The section on L contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for L have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

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



L Benefits & Uses

L is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

L 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


L Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when L is used -

Moderate

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • पेट दर्द
  • Diarrhoea
  • पेट की गैस
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Paresthesia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Belching

L Related Warnings

  • Is the use of L safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of L safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of L. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of L on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of L on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of L on the Liver?


    L has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of L on the Heart?


    Using L does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of L with Other Drugs

L should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



L Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about L

  • Is this L habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to L.

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


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking L as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, L does not show any kind of adverse effect.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking L for mental disorders.

    No

L Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and L


    Taking L with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and L


    Taking L with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about L

Question almost 5 years ago

Is L an antibiotic?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

No, L is not an antibiotic. It contains lansoprazole which belongs to the class of drug known as proton pump inhibitor (PPI).

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take L with ibuprofen?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, L can be taken with ibuprofen. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take L along with ibuprofen if the dose of L does not exceed as recommended by the doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

How does L works?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

L 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 about 5 years ago

How to take L?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

L 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 over 4 years ago

Can I take L with paracetamol?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

Yes, you can take L with paracetamol. There is no any harmful effects are seen when taking this two medicines together. However, it doesn't mean that no interaction exists between. If you experience any side effects after consuming these two medicines together, please inform the doctor and follow his/her instruction.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 745-746

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 653

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

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

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

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