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Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

Also Known as Kapidex


Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

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    Information About Dexilant Drug

    dexilant 60 mg

    Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

    The function of Dexilant is to reduce acid in stomach. Basically, by taking this medicine, you can treat various stomach problems such as acid reflux. This particular medicine belongs to the medicine family of PPIs, also known as proton pump inhibitors.

    With this medicine, you can also prevent other symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty in swallowing and continual coughing. Moreover, by taking Dexilant, you can prevent ulcers by healing acid damage in your stomach and esophagus. Also, this medicine is also known to treat esophagus cancer.

    You can easily purchase Dexilant online from Canada Pharmacy. Both Dexilant 30mg and Dexilant 60 mg are available from Canada Pharmacy. Your order will be directly delivered to your doorstep.

    Fact Table




    US FDA, US DailyMed



    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    1 to 2 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    30mg, 60mg


    Consult Doctor



    Protein binding

    96% to 99%

    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    By mouth (tablets)


    As with all other medications, strictly follow the prescribed dosage that your doctor has given to you. Follow all the instructions carefully.

    You can take this particular medicine with your meal or without your meal. It has to be taken orally generally one time every day. You should not crush the tablet or chew on it. However, if you find it difficult swallowing tablets whole, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the powder on 1 tablespoon of pudding, applesauce, or anything sweet and take it.

    Also, ensure that if you open the capsule and use the contents as mentioned above, do not chew on the mixture. Swallow the mixture. Furthermore, do not open the capsule and prepare the mixture beforehand as it may weaken the medicine's power.

    If you are taking Sucralfate, take Dexilant 30 minutes prior to taking Sucralfate. However, discuss everything with your doctor and follow his or her instructions closely.


    The active ingredient found in Dexilant is Dexlansoprazole.


    • Tell your doctor beforehand if you are allergic to the ingredients of Dexilant or any other allergies.
    • Inform your doctor of your medical history.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Cautions not listed may also exist.

    Side Effects

    The side effects you should know about:

    • Diarrhea
    • Muscle spasms
    • Seizures
    • Lupus
    • Joint pain
    • Stomachache
    • Fever
    • Blood or mucus in your stool
    • Cramping
    • Rash
    • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeats

    Other side effects not listed may also be present.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Dexilant

    When to take Dexilant morning or night?

    Many healthcare professionals recommend taking Dexilant in the morning, about 30 minutes before your first meal. This helps prevent nighttime reflux symptoms. However, it can also be taken at night, but the morning is generally preferred.

    What is Dexilant used for?

    Dexilant is used to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to heal erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid).

    What is the risk of Dexilant?

    Dexilant can cause kidney problems, and long-term use may lead to stomach growths called fundic gland polyps. Talk to your doctor about these risks.

    Does Dexilant cause cancer?

    No, Dexilant isn't known to cause cancer. However, it may cause stomach polyps.

    Can I take Dexilant at night?

    Yes, you can take Dexilant at night, but taking it in the morning before your first meal is generally recommended for the best effectiveness.

    How long does it take for Dexilant to fully work?

    Dexilant starts working within a few days to weeks, depending on the treated condition.

    Why is Dexilant so expensive?

    The cost of medications can vary due to factors such as research, development, and production. Consult your pharmacist or insurance provider for cost details.

    How to stop taking Dexilant?

    If you take a PPI like Dexilant once daily, you might reduce it to every other day for two weeks, then stop. For higher doses, your doctor may recommend starting with a lower dose. Always consult your doctor before stopping Dexilant.

    What is the most common side effect of Dexilant?

    Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

    Is it OK to take Dexilant every day?

    Yes, Dexilant is usually taken once daily as your doctor prescribes.

    How long can you stay on Dexilant?

    Your doctor will determine the duration of treatment based on your condition. It can be used for several weeks to months.

    Is it OK to take Dexilant long term?

    Long-term use of Dexilant may have risks, such as vitamin B-12 deficiency. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor.

    What not to take with Dexilant?

    Avoid taking Dexilant with rilpivirine-containing medicines.

    Is tiredness a side effect of Dexilant?

    Tiredness is not a common side effect of Dexilant.

    Does Dexilant stop acid reflux?

    Yes, Dexilant helps relieve symptoms of acid reflux by reducing stomach acid.

    Is Dexilant hard on the kidneys?

    Dexilant can cause kidney problems, so monitoring your kidney function and reporting any changes to your doctor is important.

    Can you drink alcohol with Dexilant?

    Alcohol consumption while taking Dexilant should be done with caution. Consult your doctor for personalized advice.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 10282

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