Lansoprazole

(Zoton®, Lansoprazole)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
Yes
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Some brands of capsules are licensed to be opened and contents mixed with a small amount of water, apple/tomato juice or sprinkled onto a small amount of soft food. Capsules contain enteric coated granules which should not be crushed. Check individual products' Summary of Product Characteristics to confirm if licensed for use in this way. Alternatively, orodispersible tablets can be used.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Lansoprazole
Usual formulation brand names
Zoton®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
Yes
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral suspension, oral solution
Liquid strengths
n/a
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
n/a
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes - Zoton Fastabs®, lansoprazole orodispersible tablets and some brands of capsules are licensed for administration via nasogastric tubes.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Zoton Fastabs®, lansoprazole orodispersible tablets and some brands of capsules are licensed for administration via nasogastric tubes. Clinicians should refer to individual products' Summary of Product Characteristics and specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
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