What is Dexilant?
Dexilant is a brand-name oral prescription medication. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This provides relief of heartburn, and inflammation of the esophagus caused by acid reflux. The generic equivalent is dexlansoprazole. The capsules come in strengths of 30 mg and 60 mg. It is approved to be used for adults and children ages 12 years above.
The dose of Dexilant depends on the condition being treated. For erosive esophagitis, a 60 mg capsule is given once a day for up to 8 weeks. A 30 mg capsule once a day is provided for up to 6 months to treat heartburn and prevent symptoms caused by erosive esophagitis from coming back. A dosage of 30 mg capsule once a day is given for gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), which is taken for 4 weeks.
Dexilant is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is considered an antisecretory drug. This class of drugs works by attaching to specific proteins in your stomach. Hydrogen potassium ATPases are proteins that are responsible for the increase of acid levels in your stomach.
It inhibits their action by attaching to them. It helps reduce the amount of acid in the stomach, which, in turn, helps prevent the flow of acid to the esophagus.
Dexilant is found to be effective in treating erosive esophagitis and symptoms of GERD. When the stomach produces too much acid, it can cause the acid to flow back up to the esophagus. This can cause inflammation and ulcers in the esophagus.
It prevents the flow of acid by stopping the overproduction of acid in the stomach. It also treats GERD with this mechanism of action in the stomach.
Talk with your doctor about any medications or conditions you have that may interfere with the use of Dexilant and prevent drug interactions. Tell your doctor if you have had allergic reactions to other PPIs and are diagnosed with lupus.
It is also a concern if you've had breathing problems, allergic reactions, and are pregnant or planning to. Your doctor will determine the safety of treatment based on your medical history and these factors.
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking Dexilant. When you buy Dexilant online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Dexilant may cause kidney problems. Inform your doctor of any signs of problems in urination. If you have cutaneous lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus, This could worsen symptoms of these autoimmune diseases.
Symptoms of lupus erythematosus include joint pain and rashes. Heartburn caused by GERD or erosive esophagitis can be similar to signs of a heart attack. You may also be more likely to have a bone injury during treatment, so tell your doctor if you have a history of osteoporosis.
Taking PPIs for longer than one year can increase your risk of developing a stomach growth called fundic gland polyps.
- Stomach pain
- Mouth pain or sore throat
- Upper respiratory infection
Most of these side effects may go away on their own. If more severe side effects or allergic reactions are experienced, talk with your doctor. Severe side effects may include:
- Inflammation in the kidneys (nephritis)
- Severe diarrhea caused by C. difficile
- Bone fracture
- Vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Low magnesium levels
- rash on your cheeks or arms
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Dexilant online.
Dexilant helps heal ulcers by preventing irritation of the stomach lining. It may also help prevent ulcers from forming.
Dexilant may cause weight gain. This was found in almost 2% of patients in a clinical study. It is recommended to manage body weight with lifestyle modifications, such as a proper diet.
Diarrhea is one of the common side effects of Dexilant. In clinical trials, 4.8% of people experienced diarrhea as a side effect. This side effect may go away on its own within a few days. If severe diarrhea occurs for an extended period of time, inform your doctor immediately.
Dexilant and Prilosec are under the same class of drugs. They are both PPIs that are used to treat acid reflux. However, they are still different drugs.
Dexilant is the brand name for dexlansoprazole and Prilosec is the brand name for omeprazole. Prilosec is available in a generic form, and it can also treat other conditions.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Dexilant online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.