Lansoprazole - stomach acid control
On WHO Model List of Essential Medicines : NO
Alternative names: Prevacid
Lansoprazole belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (the same pharmacological class as omeprozol) that decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Lansoprazole is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid. It may be used to treat heartburn.
In the United States, Lansoprazole was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995.