Lansoprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Lansoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
I was given Lansoprazole as I was taking some strong painkillers for a Total Knee Replacement, I was only taking them for 4 days. I had no side effects and wondered if it was actually worth taking them.
Iit was prescribed because I developed a cough due to gastric reflux. Tried everything else but lanzaprazole finally sorted it out and my cough now is minimal