What is Zoton FasTab and what is it used for
Zoton FasTab belongs to the group of proton pump inhibitors that block the proton pump which strongly reduces or even stops the production of stomach acid.
The active substance in Zoton FasTab is lansoprazol.
Zoton FasTab is prescribed to adults by the doctor for:
- gastro-oesophagal reflux
- fighting the Heliobacter Pylori bacteria
- preventing stomach ulcers in the use of NSAIDs
Stomach acid is released during digestion of food. The stomach has a protective lining to prevent the stomach acid attacks. If that lining is damaged a stomach ulcer can occur.
In reflux conditions acid rises from the stomach and ends up in the oesophagus.
Zoton FasTab heals ulcers, treats irritations and lowers the production of prostaglandine (hormonal substance produced by the body). In combination with antibiotics Zoton FasTab treat the Heliobacter bacteria.
Use and dosage Zoton FasTab
Take Zoton FasTab half an hour before breakfast. It is important that you don't chew the tablets but swallow them whole with some water. Let the orally soluble tablets melt on your tongue and swallow it with saliva.
The doctor will define the correct dosage for your condition. Always check the label of Zoton FasTab for the correct dose and the way of taking them.
Do not stop taking this drug of your own accord, but always consult the doctor. Your symptoms could come back.
Side effects Zoton FasTab
When you take drugs side effects can occur. You could also have side effects from Zoton FasTab but not necessarily.
This is the list of the main side-effects:
- dizziness and nausea
- dry mouth
Most side effects are temporary and disappear after a short time. If you have questions, don't hesitate to consult the doctor.
Always inform the doctor of all other drugs you might still be taking to ensure no interaction with other drugs occurs.
Additional information about Zoton FasTab
Zoton FasTab (lansoprazole) is available as Zoton FasTab (lansoprazole) 15 mg 28 tabl. and Zoton FasTab (lansoprazole) 30 mg orally soluble 28 tabl.
Store Zoton FasTab under 25ºC in the original packaging because the drug is thus better resistant against humidity. Do not use after the expiry date.