lansoprazole delayed-release disintegrating tablet - oral (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily, before a meal; or as directed by your doctor. Place the tablet on your tongue. It will break apart in less than 1 minute, with or without water. Swallow the tablet bits. Do not crush or chew the tablet.If you have trouble swallowing the tablet, you may dissolve it in water and take the liquid through an oral syringe. Place a tablet in an oral syringe and draw the correct amount of water for your dose (4 milliliters for a 15-milligram tablet, or 10 milliliters for a 30-milligram tablet) into the syringe. Shake the syringe gently to break apart the tablet, then take all of the liquid within 15 minutes. To make sure that you have taken all the medication, draw more water into the syringe (2 milliliters for the 15-milligram tablet, or 5 milliliters for the 30-milligram tablet), shake again, and take all of the liquid. Do not prepare the liquid solution in advance. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.Antacids may be taken along with this medication, if needed.The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Continue to take this medication for the prescribed length of treatment even if you are feeling better.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Constipation or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if this unlikely but serious side effect occurs: stomach pain.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: signs of vitamin B-12 deficiency with long-term (over 3 years) treatment (e.g., unusual weakness, sore tongue, numbness or tingling of the hands/feet).A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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