Upset stomach after taking Lansoprazole for 6 weeks

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I have been on lansoprazole for 6 weeks and now seem to be getting an upset stomach , as in having to evacuate ,worse in the mornings . Has anyone else had this problem ? 



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  • Posted

    Come off  Lansoprazole and try over the counter antacids instead.  They are milder on the stomach.
    • Posted

      I'm thinking if doing that , I was prescribed it for 8 weeks for mild reflux which was basically an irritating cough , throat clearing all the time and a bit of discomfort just where your ribs meet in the middle . I finish the course in about 10 days . Not sure if the stomach upset is a coincidence or something to do with the Lansoprazole .

      im hoping to keep,it all at bay with Appleccider vinegar taken regularly before ire meals 

    • Posted

      Gaviscon will do the job since you only have mild reflux.  I have the same reflux symptoms and use over the counter antacids.  

      I think the drug you are on is too strong and irritant for a small amount of reflux.  Watch with vinegar which is acidic and could make hearburn worse.  If you upset stomach clears up after coming off your medication, then this a sign you are intolerant to it, You will be sure then.

      it is ok to discontinue medication before the course finishes if it is making you unwell.  I was given a six week course of Mebeverine for IBS.  It disagreed with me after taking the first tablet so I threw them out within 4 days.  I only took a few tablets from the first slide.

  • Posted

    This is probably caused by high gastrin levels which is normal after taking PPI for several weeks ,you should be normal after a week

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