Lansoprazole severe dry mouth

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Hi, i was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience with Lansoprazole....

I have taken Lansoprazole in the past when my GERD has flared up and had no problems with it. My GERD started to flare badly about a month ago, probably because I hadn't been taken so much care with my diet and been a bit indulgent, which was my own fault. When my symptoms started to flare (feeling of something stuck in my throat, difficulty swallowing), I whipped out the Lansoprazole and started taking 30mg a day as the symptoms were quite bad. This usually settles everything down after a few days. After about a week things did start to ease but on about day 10 of taking it my mouth suddenly became extremely dry to the point i was struggling to talk and eat. I spoke to my GP and he didn't seem to think it would be the Lansoprazole. Anyway, it got so bad I decided to stop taking it altogether. The dry mouth gradually improved but my GERD symptoms returned with vengence so I decided to start taking the Lansoprazole again but at the lower dose of 15mg. My GERD symptoms again started to improve but on day 8 of taking it the severe dry mouth has returned and its so bad. I spoke to a different GP and they also didn't think it could be the Lansoprazole, even though its listed as one of the common side effects on the medication leaflet. I really don't know what to do as have never experienced this in the past when taking Lansoprazole but I cant see what else it would be as I've changed nothing else and no other medications. The dry mouth is very severe I am barely eating and even drinking water seems to dry my mouth out more.

Has anyone else experienced similar?

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    Ask to try another ppi see if that helps, I would recommend esomeprazole.

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    you could try a different PPI medication see if it improves the side effects

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    Hi i am having a similar problem with lanzoprazole did you try a differenr PPI?

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    I take 20 mgs Omeprazole for an ulcer and wake up with dry mouth many mornings. I take a few gulps of water and it seems to go away.

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    hi there, snap.. although the dry mouth started almost immediately for me. I'm always susceptible to side effects though, so u can guarantee I'll get the common ones... I couldn't eat, felt like my tongue had coating of sand on it.. eating bread I had to have a mouthful of water after each bite. I stopped it for 2 days and felt better but the reflux, burning, lump in throat came back with a vengeance so I've popped one this morning... it also makes me constipated, which in turn makes me not wanna eat .. #viciouscircle 🥴

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