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Composition FOR NEWZOL 30mg capsule


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It is better to take Newzol 30mg capsule with food.
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
Newzol 30mg capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Newzol 30mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


    Newzol capsule uses

    Newzol 30mg capsule is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

    How newzol capsule works

    Newzol 30mg capsule lowers the acid production in the stomach.

    Common side effects of newzol capsule

    Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence


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    Expert advice FOR NEWZOL capsule

    • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
    • Lansoprazole can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine. 
    • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Lansoprazole can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
    • Lansoprazole is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
    • It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
    • Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration advised by your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions FOR NEWZOL 30mg capsule


    Q. Is lansoprazole an antibiotic?
    Lansoprazole is not an antibiotic. It belongs to the pharmacological class of proton pump inhibitors.
    Q. When should we take lansoprazole with naproxen?
    Lansoprazole is taken along with naproxen to overcome the risk of narpoxen-induced gastric ulcers in condtions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. However, the copackaging of lansoprazole with naproxen is no longer done.
    Q. How is lansoprazole given through the nasogastric tube?
    Open the lansoprazole capsule and empty the granules into a syringe. Mix the contents with 40 mL of apple juice. Attach the syringe with the medicine to the nasogastric (NG) tube and give through the NG tube into the stomach. After giving the granules, flush the NG tube with more apple juice to clear the tube.
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    Q. Which is a safer medicine for babies lansoprazole or omeprazole?
    Lansoprazole was not found to be effective in children less than 1 year of age. Similarly, efficacy and safety data are insufficient for the usage of omeprazole in children less than 1 year of age. Having said so, both the drugs are equally safe in children between 1 to 16 years of age.
    Q. Why should lansoprazole be taken at night?
    It is not suggested to take lansoprazole at night. Lansoprazole should be taken before breakfast once daily.
    Q. Can you take lansoprazole for IBS?
    Lansoprazole may be one of the medicines given for symptomatic relief of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
    Q. Can I take lansoprazole forever/ how long can I take lansoprazole for/ can you take lansoprazole for life?
    If you take lansoprazole for longer duration (more than a year) your doctor will probably keep you under regular surveillance, as long term use can cause thinning, weakening and fracture of bones. Take lansopraxole only at the dose and for duration advised by your doctor and report any new and exceptional symptoms and circumstances.
    Q. Why does lansoprazole cause diarrhea?
    Diarrhoea is seen more frequently in patients taking lansoprazole at a higher dose (60 mg) and for a longer duration (> 1 month). Diarrhoea due to lansoprazole can be because of both infectious (Cl. difficile) and non-infectious (secretory diarrhoea) reasons.
    Q. Which is a better medicine lansoprazole or omeprazole for treating the H.pylori infection?
    Both lansoprazole and omeprazole are equally effective drugs for the treatment of H. pylori infection. However, some studies report that lansoprazole provides earlier and better symptomatic relief compared to omeprazole.
    Q. What is the advantage of lansoprazole delayed-release tablets?
    Lansoprazole escapes the breakdown in the stomach due to the presence of acid if given as a delayed release formulation.
    Q. Does lansoprazole make you burp?
    No, lansoprazole does not make you burp.
    Q. Is lansoprazole a CYP3A4 inhibitor?
    No, lansoprazole does not inhibit CYP3A4, it inhibits other subtypes of CYP enzymes namely, CYP2C19 and CYP2C9. However, there are no significant drug-drug interactions because of this property.
    Q. Is lansoprazole available over the counter?
    Yes, lansoprazole available over the counter
    Q. Is lansoprazole dangerous?
    Lansoprazole is a safe drug when taken at doses and for a duration prescribed by your doctor. It has certain side-effects, the commonest one being headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, stomach ache, constipation, vomiting, gas, dry mouth or throat, liver toxicity, rash due to allergy, itching, rash, unusual tiredness. Long term use can cause weakness and fracture of bones
    Q. Why does lansoprazole cause a sore throat?
    A sore throat occurs in less than 1% of the patients who take lansoprazole. So, it is an uncommon side effect of lansoprazole and reason for which is unknown.
    Q. Can I take lansoprazole twice a day?
    No, lansoprazole is to be taken once daily. It is preferable to take before breakfast, empty stomach.
    Q. Does lansoprazole cause cancer?
    No, lansoprazole does not cause cancer.
    Q. Can I use lansoprazole with antacids?
    No, lansoprazole should not be taken along with any of the antacids. As lansoprazole requires an acidic environment to get activated and the antacids tend to neutralize the acidic pH.
    Q. How is lansoprazole different from omeprazole?
    Lansoprazole is as effective as omeprazole on a dose to dose basis. However, lansoprazole has been found to exhibit a faster onset of acid suppression compared to omeprazole.
    Q. Why are lansoprazole capsules made gastro-resistant?
    Lansoprazole is made gastro-resistant to avoid its break down in the acid secreted from the stomach and to help in its absorption from the small intestine.
    Q. Why do lansoprazole cause vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis?
    Many studies have revealed that PPI (including lansoprazole) therapy may be associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. PPIs (including lansoprazole) reduce resorption of calcium from bone, as osteoclasts also possess proton pumps, thus their activity is thought to be directly affected by PPIs.
    Q. Can I take lansoprazole with amoxicillin/ naproxen/ citalopram/ sertraline/ ciprofloxacin/ doxycycline/ ramipril/ gabapentin/ Gaviscon?
    Lansoprazole may interfere with the absorption of amoxicillin/ naproxen/ citalopram/sertraline/ ciprofloxacin/ doxycycline/ ramipril/ gabapentin from the gut. Maintain sufficient gap if these medicines are to be taken together. Gaviscon and lansoprazole are not to be taken together, as Gaviscon interferes with the action of lansoprazole. Please consult your doctor before taking other medicines along with lansoprazole.
    Q. Does lansoprazole make you hungry?
    No, lansoprazole does not make you hungry.
    Q. What is the role of lansoprazole in the treatment of H. pylori?
    Lansoprazole helps in the eradication of H. pylori infection as a combination with one, two, or three antibiotics.
    Q. How is lansoprazole different from esomeprazole?
    Esomeprazole is seen to be more effective than lansoprazole. Esomeprazole increases the gastric pH (makes the gastric secretion more alkaline) better than lansoprazole. And also esomeprazole is longer acting than lansoprazole.
    Q. When should we use lansoprazole suspension?
    Lansoprazole suspension is used in patients who have difficulty in swallowing and in those patients who are unable to swallow lansoprazole capsules. Its use is preferred in children.
    Q. Can I take lansoprazole for heartburn?
    Yes lansoprazole is used for heartburn.
    Q. Is lansoprazole a vesicant?
    Lansoprazole is not a vesicant. It belongs to the pharmacological class of proton pump inhibitors.
    Q. Why does lansoprazole cause weight gain?
    Both weight gain or weight loss occurs in less than 1 % of the patients taking lansoprazole. So, they are uncommon side effects of lansoprazole and possible reasons are unknown.
    Q. Is lansoprazole gluten free?
    Yes, lansoprazole is gluten free. However, please refer to the information available on the tablet strip for contents of individual brands.
    Q. When should I take lansoprazole empty stomach or before food?
    Food is seen to interfere with the absorption of lansoprazole. So, it should be taken empty stomach as to increase its absorption. Also, lansoprazole exerts its maximum activity when the proton pumps (acid-secreting pumps) are most active which happens once the food is taken. Hence, lansoprazole, when given 30 minutes before food, reaches the proton pumps when they are most active.
    Q. Can I take lansoprazole with vitamin c?
    Yes, you can take lansoprazole along with vitamin C. There are no confirmed drug interactions reported when the two medicines are used together.
    Q. How is lansoprazole different from ranitidine?
    Lansoprazole blocks the final pathway of acid production, unlike ranitidine which acts more proximally. Hence, chances of acid secretion are still possible with the usage of ranitidine through other means. Whereas, lansoprazole shuts the final door causing complete acid suppression.
    Q. Is lansoprazole/ prevacid the same as omeprazole or pantoprazole?
    Prevacid is the brand name of lansoprazole. Lansoprazole, omeprazole and pantoprazole belong to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors and are used to reduce acid content of the stomach. They treat the same kind of diseases, but are used in different doses and dosage forms. Please consult your doctor for the most appropriate medicine for you


    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)