Dexilant

Active Ingredient(s): Dexlansoprazole
FDA Approved: * January 30, 2009
Pharm Company: * TAKEDA PHARMS
Category: Gastrointestinal

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Dexilant Overview

Dexlansoprazole (trade names Kapidex, Dexilant) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that is marketed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of erosive esophagitis and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. It is similar in effectiveness to other PPIs.[2] Contents 1 Medical use 2 Adverse effects 3 Mechanism of action 4 Chemistry 5 Pharmacokinetics 6 History 7 References Medical use Dexlansoprazole is used to heal and maintain healing of erosive esophagitis and to treat...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexlansoprazole

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Insurance won't cover Dexilant

After roughly 6 years of taking Dexilant 60mg my insurance will no longer cover it. Are there any OTC medications I can use to take its place? Keep in mind Dexilant is the only one that's worked thus far. ## I take lansoprazole 30mg each day. works great. it is covered by my drug company insurance. ## Regarding Dexilent, try Canada Drugs. Most drugs are much lower in price. Despite what Big Pharma says (they use scare tactics) it is safe. Check out the Canada Drugs website, or call them. They will explain the tightly controlled supply chain, and where they obtain their supply. Example: My husband saves $500.00 on Epi Pen. ## What other medications have you tried? There are several available over the counter, or as generics, that are much cheaper, but given your vague post, it is har...

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Can I Take Dexilant 60 Mg And Sucralfate 1gm Together

I have been prescribe Dexilant 60 Mg 1 capsule twice daily and Sucralfate 1GM 3 times a day an hour after meals. I haven't taken them yet but it concern me what I have read on each one of them. I am 69.7 years old and many medicine have given me bad reactions. Just wondering if anyone has taken these medicine together and what side effect they had. ## I didn't find any interactions listed between the two, but you should double check this information to be certain. You can learn more Dexilant details here and you can learn more Sucralfate details here. Were they both prescribed by the same doctor and filled by the same pharmacy, so your use of them is being monitored? All medications carry the risk of side effects, that is just the nature of adding chemicals to the body. However,...

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What Time Of Day Should I Take Dexilant Dr 60 Mg

Is it better in the morning, afternoon of nithg before bed. ## Hi Sal, The dosing instructions for this medication state the following: "Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) comes as a delayed-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. Dexlansoprazole may be taken with or without food, but it may provide more relief from after-meal symptoms if it is taken before a meal. Take dexlansoprazole at around the same time every day." It does not indicate a specific time of day to take the medication, so that decision is going to be up to you at your own convenience. If it's something that effects you the point of not being able to function at a normal level, then it may be best to take it at night or in the evening hours when you may be in the comfort of y...

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Side Effects of Taking Dexilant Long Term?

Does Dexilant keep my body from getting nutrients? Wondering if I need to supplement with something more than Magnesium. Also wondering what studies say about taking it for years? I have a hiatal hernia, so there is no relief in sight for me. ## Hello, Sharon! How are you? I've not seen any reports on that, so far, however I'll do some more searching and post back if I do find anything. As to long-term use, yes, it does increase the risk of hip fractures. It seems that long-term use of all medications that the FDA classifies as proton pump inhibitors can do that. They may also cause side effects, such as nausea, flatulence and stomach pain. How long have you been taking it? Usually, these are only used for a maximum of 16 weeks, before taking a break from them. ## I have been on...

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Dexilant with Welchol and no gallbladder

Is it safe to take Dexilant and Welchol together without a gallbladder? Any suggestions or information about possible side effects? ## Most medications can be taken with, or without a gallbladder and there is nothing to worry about, unless your doctor says otherwise. The FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, stomach pain, flatulence, and joint/muscle aches. Are you on any other medications?

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Medicare has denied my Dexilant 60mg

Medicare just quit covering my Dexilant prescription and I am having acid reflux horrible again. My dr is trying to get them to approve it because nothing else I've tried ever helped noticably. What other GERD med is most similar to Dexilant? It has to be a generic form, or medicare won't cover it. ## Hello, Cherie! How are you? The reason they don't want to cover it is because it's not available as a generic, but there are several others that are, plus some are available over the counter. Two would be Lansoprazole and Omeprazole, so you may want to ask your doctor about trying them. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been denied dexilant too, and cannot get help with payment.Medicare doesn't pay for it, and neither would Florida Blue before I got Medi...

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Para Que Sirve La Pastilla Dexilant 60 Mg

nese sito saber para que sirve esta pastilla selasdieron ami esposo el tiene deabetis i medijieron que sirben para adelgasar quiero saber sime laspuedo tomarllo ## Tuve algunos problemas para la traducción y la comprensión de su mensaje, así que pido disculpas si mi información no abarcan de hecho a su pregunta. Si no, por favor, después de vuelta y voy a tratar de ayudarle. Sin embargo, Dexilant contiene el ingrediente activo dexlansoprazol, es un inhibidor de la bomba de protones que se administra más comúnmente para el tratamiento de la ERGE. Puede producir efectos adversos, tales como: náuseas, mareos, dolor de estómago y flatulencia. ¿Hay alguna otra pregunta? ## NECESITO S...

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dexilant concerns

I was given a weeks sample and then a prescription for 60mg. The Dr. made a mistake on the prescription and put down 2xdaily which i fortunately caught before leaving the store. My concern is, a few days into the sample i developed a worsened dry cough, then caught what i thought was the flu, symptoms being respiratory, fever, severe aches in either joint or muscle. Now I am wondering if these are simply some side effects, i have read online it may well be. I am looking to find an alternative with less flu like side effects, any suggestions? thanx

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Can i take 2 of 30 mg Dexilant instead of 1 60 mg?

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? ## Yes, it would be the same as taking a 60mg. The rebound reflux is normal and will happen if you abruptly...

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Cost of Dexilant

I am a 67 yr old white woman who had been taking Dexilant 60 mg for over 10 years for Hiatus Hernia and Gerd. When I was on Empliyer Insurance I maybe received $50 toward each Dexilant prescription. Now I am on Medicare Plan F Prescription Ins. And Dexilant, (company) will not help senior citizens at all? I am through the loop end of my Medicare Prescription plan and Dexilant went from $93 for 3 months to $282 for 3 months. It seems my pay per yr is too high, so basically no help for Seniors Citizens s with cost of out of pocket total cost for Dexilant? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? Have you spoken to your doctor about? There are other medications in this class that are available as generics, such as Omeprazole and Lansoprazole, which would be much, much cheaper and your Medicare may ev...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Dexlansoprazole
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 30mg, 60mg, 90mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 60mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release, Orally Disintegrating: 30mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating, Delayed Release: 30mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Dexilant: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 54868-6152 Kapidex 60 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-5154 Dexilant 60 mg Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Cardinal Health
  • 64764-171 Kapidex 30 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  • 64764-175 Kapidex 60 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Dexlansoprazole or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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Dexilant 60mg
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dexilant 60mg out dated dexilant
l cannot afford the price of 60mg dexilant - have samples dated 2011 . stored in dark dry place. my condition is severe ... 1 reply
dexilant 60 mg
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I was on omelrazole 20mg BID, for the most part it controlled my reflux but I was having some rebound reflux so my docto... 1 reply
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