What is Solox (Lansoprazole) used for?
Solox (Lansoprazole) is an oral proton pump inhibitor prescribed to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcers, or chronic indigestion. It operates by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach to prevent it from backing into the oesophagus or damaging the lining of the stomach. It may also be prescribed along with antibiotics to treat infections caused by helicobacter pylori bacteria. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Solox (Lansoprazole)?
Always use Solox (Lansoprazole) according to your doctor`s directions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one tablet to be taken once daily, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Never crush or split the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Solox (Lansoprazole)?
Solox (Lansoprazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are coughing or choking sensations, muscle tremors, faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody, or seizures. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more complications from occurring.
Solox (Lansoprazole) should not be administered to patients who are lactose intolerant or young children. Also inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis, a vitamin B12 deficiency, or severely decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications.
Strictly use Solox (Lansoprazole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Solox (Lansoprazole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.