Protolans: Delayed-Release Capsules for Heartburn and Indigestion

Protolans are delayed-release capsules that contain the active ingredient dexlansoprazole. Dexlansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), which works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Protolans are used to treat heartburn, indigestion, and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid.

Protolans are available in two strengths: 30mg and 60mg. The 30mg capsule is typically used to treat heartburn and indigestion, while the 60mg capsule is used to treat more severe conditions, such as erosive esophagitis.

Protolans capsules are taken once daily, with or without food. They should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed. If you have difficulty swallowing capsules, you can open the capsule and sprinkle the contents onto a spoonful of applesauce or yogurt. Swallow the mixture immediately without chewing.

Protolans are generally well-tolerated, but some people may experience side effects such as headache, diarrhea, and nausea. If you experience any side effects that are bothersome or do not go away, talk to your doctor.

Protolans should not be taken by people who are allergic to dexlansoprazole or any of the other ingredients in the capsules. They should also not be taken by people who are taking certain other medications, such as warfarin, phenytoin, or clarithromycin.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor before taking Protolans. Protolans may pass into breast milk, but it is not known if it is harmful to babies.

Protolans are a safe and effective treatment for heartburn, indigestion, and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your doctor about whether Protolans may be right for you.

Here are some additional things to know about Protolans:

  • Protolans should be stored at room temperature in a dry place.
  • Keep Protolans out of the reach of children.
  • Do not take Protolans if the expiration date has passed.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about Protolans, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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