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Old 08-17-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Side effects of Lansaprazole?

Anyone ever had black stools from taking them?

Bit worried now!!!

Ive been on them for a couple of months now and am having intermittent diareah?


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Old 08-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: Side effects of Lansaprazole?

That's not a normal side effect of lansoprazole. Pepto-bismol (bismuth salicylate) causes black stools, but not PPIs.

If you have taken Pepto-Bismol, then that's why, and don't worry. If you haven't, you might have a slight bleed inside your stomach. Get to your doctor for tests.

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Re: Side effects of Lansaprazole?

I take Dexilant which is a version of lansoprazole and I have never had black stools from it. You can get black stools from licorice and some other types of foods with coloring as well as Pepto Bismal. I have had bright green stools from black licorice as well, that was weird but normal apparently. Red jello turned my stools almost blood colored once and had me worried.
For sure follow up on it with a doc if you have no source for the coloring from your food.

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