GENERIC NAME: lansoprazole
BRAND NAME: Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24HR, Prevacid, Prevacid SoluTab
Proton pump inhibitors are used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome that are caused by stomach acid. Lansoprazole, like other proton-pump inhibitors, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Lansoprazole is used for treating ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Over-the-counter (OTC) lansoprazole is used for treatment of frequent heartburn.
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