Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a medication used to treat stomach and esophagus conditions like acid reflux. This medication can relieve symptoms like heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and cough by healing the stomach and esophagus from acid damage. Dexilant can be used to help prevent ulcers and may help prevent esophagus cancer. This medication is a drug that belongs to the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) class. PPIs can decrease the amount of acid the stomach produces.
Always refer to the medication’s patient guide and information leaflet before taking.
Ask your doctor for specific directions for taking Dexilant.
Let your doctor know if you are allergic to dexlansoprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, or any similar drugs before taking. Also, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Common side effects of Dexilant include:
Contact your doctor right away if you experience:
What is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) used for?
Dexlansoprazole is a medication used for treating damage to the esophagus due to stomach acid. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) can relieve symptoms of heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Dexilant may also be used for other purposes. Always follow your doctor’s directions when taking Dexilant.
How long does Dexilant stay in your body?
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) has a half-life of one to two hours. The effects of Dexilant may provide relief from GERD-related heartburn for up to 24 hours. How long Dexilant stays in your system will vary from person to person.
Can I take two doses of Dexilant at once?
No, do not take two doses of this medication at one time. If you miss a dose, take Dexilant as soon as you can. However, skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.