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Lansoprazole Uses

Duodenal Ulcers
Duodenal ulcers are ulcers which are located in the first part of the small intestine. Lansoprazole is used to treat duodenal ulcers and improve the ulcer symptoms. It is also used to help with the healing of duodenal ulcers.
 
H. Pylori Infections
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are bacteria known to cause peptic ulcers, which are ulcers in the stomach or first part of the intestines, called the duodenum. Lansoprazole, taken in combination with amoxicillin and clarithromycin, has been shown to kill H. pylori. Therefore, your healthcare provider may recommend lansoprazole to treat H. pylori if you currently have peptic ulcer disease or have had peptic ulcer disease within the last year. Treating an H. pylori infection, even if you have no symptoms, will lower the chances of a peptic ulcer occurring.
 
Stomach Ulcers
People who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly are at increased risk for developing stomach ulcers (also known as gastric ulcers). Lansoprazole has been shown to lower the chances of stomach ulcers developing in these people. Lansoprazole is also used for healing and stomach ulcer symptom relief.
 
Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions
Lansoprazole has been approved for long-term treatment for people who produce too much stomach acid. This excess stomach acid is the result of what are known as pathological hypersecretory conditions. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is the most common pathological hypersecretory condition.
 

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