Can Lanzoprasol Be Consumed Twice A Day Until Conditions Improve?
I have gastric acid disease and stomach ulcers have been around for a long time, before I have been prescribed with the doctor with lanzoprasol drug but it has run out
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
One of the treatments for gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is by giving the Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) class, including lansoprazole, to suppress the production of gastric acid and soothe the healing of the gastric mucosa. The drug is given high doses for a period of time on the recommendation of a doctor.
Therefore you should still check with your doctor regularly during the treatment period. This treatment is not without side effects. Consumption of PPI class drugs as a treatment for stomach acid disorders for more than 4 weeks, one of which has the risk to trigger gastric acid hypersecretion (acid rebound) after stopping the drug for 15 days. These complaints according to the study can remain for several days to several weeks. Symptoms include heartburn, bloating, nausea, etc. Therefore it is important to remain under the supervision of a doctor even if treatment is stopped later after the complaint subsides in order to monitor the progress of the disease.
In addition it is also important to make lifestyle changes, including by:
1. Reduce weight.
2. Stop smoking.
3. Do not consume substances that irritate the stomach such as coffee, pain medications, and alcohol.
4. Sleep a minimum after 2 to 4 hours after food, eat small portions and reduce fatty foods.
That's all, hope you can help