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Posted by: vicky | 2011-02-16

lansoprazole

should this drug be perscribed to an alcohlic

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Lansoprazole is a drug "that reduce the amount of acid in your stomach". Alcohol in turn may increase stomach acid content and mayreduce the effect of lansoprazole. Lansoprazole may furthermore cause dizziness or drowsiness and these effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol. Your liver fuction should also be considered before being prescribed lansoprazole if you are an long=term alcoholic.

In general, however, no interaction between lansoprazole and alcohol itself should be expected.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2011-02-17

Lansoprazole is a drug "that reduce the amount of acid in your stomach". Alcohol in turn may increase stomach acid content and mayreduce the effect of lansoprazole. Lansoprazole may furthermore cause dizziness or drowsiness and these effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol. Your liver fuction should also be considered before being prescribed lansoprazole if you are an long=term alcoholic.

In general, however, no interaction between lansoprazole and alcohol itself should be expected.

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