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What is Dexilant?
Dexilant is an oral tablet made up of a proton pump inhibitor drug called dexlansoprazole. We carry this medication in 30mg and 60mg.
Dexilant is used to help treat problems surrounding the stomach and esophagus. This includes conditions like GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), where a person might experience symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, or a persistent cough. Dexilant can also be used to heal damage caused to the esophagus from stomach acid; this is known as erosive esophagitis. When the esophagus is damaged, a person may vomit blood, have a decrease in appetite and may experience pain when swallowing. Dexilant can also protect your esophagus from cancer, as well as ulcers.
Dexlansoprazole helps these conditions and their symptoms by decreasing the amount of acid that is produced by your stomach. Acid is the leading cause of most of the symptoms listed.
Only take this medication the way that your doctor has directed you too. Taking the incorrect dose can lead to unwanted side effects, ineffectiveness, or adverse interactions.
You may take this medication with or without food but you must swallow the tablet whole; do not crush, chew or break it open. An exception to break the tablet can be made if you cannot swallow pills; in that case, you may break open the tablet and sprinkle the medication into a spoonful of apple sauce.
Use all of your medication prescribed, even if the condition clears up before you have finished the full amount.
Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
This medication can sometimes cause kidney problems and can create or worsen symptoms of lupus. Heart burn can sometimes mimic early symptoms of a heart attack. Keep an eye out for signs of kidney problems, lupus, and a heart attack.
You may be more at risk for breaking bones if you take Dexilant for a prolonged time or more than once per day.
Go over all the ingredients found in Dexilant with your doctor to make sure you are not allergic to any of its contents. You may want to avoid this product if you are on any medications containing rilpivirine.
Dexilant is not expected to harm an unborn baby; tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. It may not be safe for a mother to breastfeed while on Dexilant.
This medication should not be used in children under 12 years old.
You should also mention to your doctor if you have ever had:
Common side effects of Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Signs to watch for:
kidney problems--urinating more or less than usual, blood in your urine, swelling, rapid weight gain;
low magnesium--dizziness, fast or irregular heart rate, tremors (shaking) or jerking muscle movements, feeling jittery, muscle cramps, muscle spasms in your hands and feet, cough or choking feeling; or
new or worsening symptoms of lupus--joint pain, and a skin rash on your cheeks or arms that worsens in sunlight.
Heart attack-- pressure, tightness, pain, a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back, nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain, and shortness of breath.
What is Dexilant used for?
Dexlansoprazole, the active ingredient within Dexilant, is used as a treatment for stomach and esophagus problems like acid reflux. It helps to relieve symptoms like heartburn, difficulties in swallowing, and a persistent cough. It also works to heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helping to prevent ulcers and cancer of the esophagus. Dexilant comes in two different doses, and they are 30mg and 60mg. And it is required to have a prescription to purchase this medication.
How long does it take for Dexilant to work?
This medication takes a few days to begin working. Some have said that they were heartburn free after taking Dexilant for 3 days. But of course this varies from one person to another. Although it could take 1 to 2 weeks before you begin to feel any signs of relief. If after this length of time, that you still do not feel any improvements, it is then best to speak with your doctor.
Why is Dexilant so expensive?
Since there is no generic for this medication yet, the manufacture is most likely to charge a higher price since it currently has no competition. However, you can purchase this medication at an affordable price online on our website My Drug Center, which is a CIPA approved online Canadian Pharmacy. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-877-385-8998.
When to take Dexilant morning or night?
Your doctor will usually prescribe this medication to you to be taken once a day and it can be taken with or without food. However, morning or evening is something you should discuss with your doctor, although once you do decide on a time you should take this medication at the same time, every day.
How to take Dexilant?
This medication is taken by mouth, usually once a day, and accompanied with food, or you may choose to take it without. Make sure to swallow the medication whole. Do not crush or chew on the capsules. If you do have problems with swallowing it whole, you may open the capsule and sprinkle its contents onto one tablespoon of applesauce. Be sure to swallow the mixture whole right away, without chewing it. Do not prepare any future mixtures for any later use, since doing so may actually destroy the medication.
What are the side effects of Dexilant?
Some of the most common side effects are as follows; diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gas, stuffy nose, sneezing or other cold symptoms. Keep in mind that these are only the most common side effects, as they are not all of the side effects listed for this medication. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, consult with your doctor.
How long does Dexilant take to work?
The first release of this medication occurs within one hour of taking it, and the second release hits around the 4 to 5 hour mark. However, to heal any acid related damage to the lining of the esophagus, it can usually take up to 8 weeks before you begin to see the full benefits of this medication.
Who makes Dexilant?
Takeda Pharmaceuticals is a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company. And they are the ones responsible for the manufacturing of Dexilant.
When will generic Dexilant be available?
While there is no generic on the market as of yet, it has been approved for one as of April 19, 2017. But there haven’t been any recent updates on when an actual generic will be released. For now, customers can save money on Dexilant by ordering from My Drug Center.
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