What is lansoprazole?
Lansoprazole is typically prescribed to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other disorders associated with excessive production of stomach acid. This includes erosive esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Lansoprazole may be prescribed in conjunction with antibiotics (such as amoxicillin) as a treatment for ulcers caused by an H. pylori bacterial infection.
Nonprescription lansoprazole is indicated for use as a treatment for heartburn and indigestion.
Lansoprazole is available over the counter under the brand name Prevacid, or generic lansoprazole.