Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)Patient information
By 藥劑部 Pharmacy | September, 2021
Drug information No.61
- Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole: Decrease secretion of gastric acid; treatment for peptic ulcer and gastroesophageal reux disease (GERD).
- PRabeprazole: Treatment for various GERD.
- Use as directed by your physician or by labeling direction. In general, PPI is taken before meal (empty stomach).
- Pantoprazole should be swallowed whole
- Lansoprazole is orodispersible (melt-in-the-mouth), you can place it on tongue where it melts in mouth or swallow the tablet with water.
- Rabeprazole should be swallowed whole.
- If you miss a dose, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Alcohol and smoking would decrease efficacy of the medicine.
- Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following conditions: allergy of PPI, pregnancy, breastfeeding, medical history of liver and/or blood disease.
- Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking clarithromycin (an antibiotic), antifungal agents or antiviral drugs.
- DO NOT stop taking the medicine without your doctor’s advice.
- Side effects
- Get medical help right away if you have any of these signs of a serious condition: chest pain over 15 minutes, urticarial rash, dyspnea (hard to breathe), bloody/black stools, bloody vomit, vomit that looks like coffee grounds and abnormal bleeding or bruise.
- If you have any of the following symptoms, please tell your doctor when you get back to the clinic: nausea, diarrhea, constipation, headache, skin rash and loss of appetite.
- Store at room temperature, keep the medication away from heat and moisture.
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- DO NOT share your medication with other people.
Please consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
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