- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Zoton* used for?
Generic for Zoton* (Lansoprazole) reduces the production of stomach acid, thereby relieving the symptoms of indigestion. It is a proton pump inhibitor that relieves heartburn symptoms by blocking excess stomach acid from flowing back into the food pipe. Besides, this drug is used to treat peptic ulcers, gastric ulcers, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Zoton*?
The dosage of Generic for Zoton* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Zoton*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Zoton* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Zoton*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Zoton*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zoton*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zoton*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Zoton*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Zoton* can interact with certain antifungals, oral contraceptives and iron supplements.
Also, tell your prescriber or healthcare professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your healthcare professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What are the side effects of Generic for Zoton*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zoton* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zoton* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Zoton* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zoton* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zoton* can cause side effects such as hair thinning, impotence, liver disorders, abdominal pain, rash, dizziness, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, confusion, depression, blurred vision, insomnia, and joint pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zoton*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zoton*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Zoton* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Zoton*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zoton*?
How will Generic for Zoton* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zoton* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zoton* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other healthcare professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Zoton* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug. Before starting Generic for Zoton*, you must inform your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby. Caution needs to be exercised while driving or handling machinery, as this medication may cause dizziness in some people.