Dexilant is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication which contains dexlansoprazole and is prescribed to treat esophagus and stomach problems including acid reflux and erosive esophagitis. Dexlansoprazole works by decreasing the quantity of acid which is produced by your stomach. This can help to heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, prevent cancer and ulcers and relieve symptoms including difficulty swallowing, persistent cough and heartburn.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Dexilant:
If you have any of the following dexlansoprazole side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Dexilant?
If you miss a dose of Dexilant, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Dexilant?
Generic Dexilant is known as dexlansoprazole and is available in 30mg and 60mg strengths.