Does Dexilant really work?

Clinical studies have found Dexilant to be effective for treating erosive esophagitis in adults and in children. These studies showed that Dexilant successfully healed and prevented erosive esophagitis.

Was Dexilant taken off the market?

On October 17, 2017, Dexilant SolutabĀ® (delayed-release disintegrating tablets) was withdrawn from the US market.

Is Dexilant bad?

DEXILANT has a low occurrence of side effects. Studies of more than 4500 adults showed that DEXILANT had a low occurrence of side effects. The most common side effects in adults were diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, common cold, vomiting, and gas.

What drug is comparable to Dexilant?

There are many potential substitutes for Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) depending on the condition you are taking the medication for. There are other PPIs, like lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), and pantoprazole (Protonix).

Is Dexilant safe for long-term use?

Taking Dexilant long-term may cause you to develop stomach growths called fundic gland polyps. Talk with your doctor about this risk. If you use Dexilant for longer than 3 years, you could develop a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Talk to your doctor about how to manage this condition if you develop it.

Is Dexilant being discontinued?

The Dexilant SoluTab brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.

Is Dexilant safe to take long-term?

Can you take Dexilant only when needed?

You can take DEXILANT any time of day, and DEXILANT can be taken with or without food, unlike Nexium (esomeprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), and Prevacid (lansoprazole), which should be taken before eating. When taking DEXILANT, remember: Swallow the capsule whole.

Why is Dexilant better?

Crucial advantages of the drug include its optimum safety profile and low risk of adverse interactions with concurrently taken medications. Dexlansoprazole addresses an important part of previously unmet needs in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Is Dexilant bad for your kidneys?

Long-term use of Dexilant or other PPIs may increase the risk of a serious kidney injury called acute interstitial nephritis (AIN). AIN is defined by inflammation in the tissue of the kidney. It can often be treated if caught early, but in rare cases it can cause permanent damage.

Can Dexilant cause irregular heartbeat?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: symptoms of a low magnesium blood level (such as unusually fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, persistent muscle spasms, seizures).

What are the side effects of Dexilant in adults?

The most common side effects of DEXILANT in adults were diarrhea (4.8%), stomach pain (4.0%), nausea (2.9%), common cold (1.9%), vomiting (1.6%), and gas (1.6%). The most common side effects in children 12 to 17 years of age were headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, and pain or swelling (inflammation) in your mouth, nose or throat.

How often do you need to take Dexilant capsules?

Recommended Dexilant Capsules Dosage Regimen by Indication in Patients 12 Years of Age and Older One 60 mg capsule once daily. Up to 8 weeks. One 30 mg capsule once daily. Controlled studies did not extend beyond 6 months in adults and 16 weeks in patients 12 to 17 years of age. One 30 mg capsule once daily.

When to discontinue Dexilant with PPI alone?

Discontinue DEXILANT and refer the patient to an appropriate specialist for evaluation, if signs or symptoms of CLE or SLE occur. Most patients improve with discontinuation of the PPI alone in 4 to 12 weeks.

How is Dexilant used in the treatment of Gerd?

Dexilant is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Dexilant is used to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and to heal erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid). Dexilant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.