Can I Take 2 Of 30 Mg Dexilant Instead Of 1 60 Mg?

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Maria Says:

I've been on Dexilant 60mg for almost 3 years now for Barret's esophagus. My recent endoscopy showed that my Barret's has cleared up. But the doctor said to contune the Dexilant for now. I've read that long term use of PPIs can lead to bone loss and i already have osteopenia so i asked the doctor to maybe lower my dose since i contnue to have acid reflux. I've been on the 30 mg for 3 days now and i'm having a lot of acid reflux. I would like to go back to the 60 mg and asked the doctor but it was late friday afternoon and no one answered my call. My question is, can i take 2 of the 30 mg dexilant instead of 1 60 mg, since i don't have the 60 mg anymore?

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Verwon Says:

Yes, it would be the same as taking a 60mg.

The rebound reflux is normal and will happen if you abruptly lower the dosage or stop taking these types of medications. However, it should taper off after a few weeks.

Since I am also a sufferer of reflux and frequently require such medications, what my doctor does is have me take extra supplements, when I am on them. So, you may want to see if that is an option for you.

Alternatively, you could also stick with the 30mg dosage and use something else in the meantime, such as Pepcid, until the rebound reflux tapers off, if it's safe for you to take them.

You can read more Dexilant details here.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Decontee Says:
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I been taking dexilant for 2 weeks now and no relief. I get acid reflex when ever I wake up in the morning.with empty stomach. Or every time I stating to get I keep eating how can I loose weight if I keep eating.

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MM Says:

The evidence for bone loss is weak. Check out Medscape's thorough analysis of overblown PPI concerns. That said, if you can reduce to 30mg at some point it might be a good idea as higher doses mightincreaseriskof C. difficile, though absolute risk is small.

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Ron Says:

Lowest discount card price for Dexilant?
I have been taking 2-60MG/ day Dexilant for 2 weeks with good results. My only complaint now is the cost, 90 capsules cost me about $400.00 and this is at Sams, using an online RX card. Does anyone know of a card that gives a better discount?

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Shelley Says:

I had reflux Sep.2013 till June 2014 and took Dexilant for 3 months and cured my self and now just on Xmas eve the whole acid thing came back and Doctor told me to take Dexilant 60 mg again but I am still having very bad reflux at night. Last night it came up every hour so I kept on drinking small amount of milk at night to get relief. Also I drank two tsb diovol but nothing helped. Can any one tell me what should I take at night to relieve my self

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Liza Says:

I started taking Dexilant 30mg since 4/2012. It works well on me. But I worried about bone loss, so from 3/2015, I change to take it as needed. ( maybe once or twice a week ) or when I am eating out with friend.
1. How long can I regularly take one in a day?
2. Can I take it as needed.not everyday?
3. My stomach acid is coming back recently, do you recommend me to have it everyday or take as needed?

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TJ Says:

When my doctor prescribed 60 mg of dexilant for my reflux, he also prescribed a calcium with vitamin D to take along with it since it does cause bone loss. Hope you feel better.

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Gw Says:
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Yes. Go to manufacturer of Dexilant and apply for discount card. I got one lowered my copay from $75 to $15

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