What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Dexilant Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Acid reflux (or gastroesophageal reflux), is caused when stomach acid enters the esophagus. Patients often feel a burning sensation in their chest or taste regurgitated food and/or liquid at the back of their throat. Symptoms may also include difficulty swallowing and persistent cough.
If left untreated, acid reflux may progress to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a more severe condition which is characterized by frequent heartburn. A number of lifestyle changes (e.g. losing weight, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol/caffeine) can help to alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux. Some people are also prescribed other medications to help with the problem.
Dexilant Active Ingredient
Dexilant contains the active ingredient dexlansoprazole, which belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach and helps to treat stomach problems like acid reflux.
Generic Dexilant Alternative
Generic alternatives to Dexilant are also available on this website.
General Drug Information
What is Dexilant and What Is It Used For?
Dexilant is prescribed to patients with stomach problems like acid reflux. It reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach and helps to relieve symptoms of heartburn. The medication also helps to heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus. This lessens complications like ulcers and cancer of the esophagus.
Usage and Application
Before sourcing Dexilant or its generic alternatives online, please read the medication guide prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Dexilant should be taken exactly as prescribed. Dosage and length of treatment depend on the patient's medical condition and response to treatment.
Patients are usually prescribed one daily oral dose. The tablet should be swallowed whole, not crushed or chewed. Those who have trouble swallowing may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents into a tablespoon (15 milliliters) of applesauce. The mixture should be swallowed right away, without chewing. Do not prepare the mixture ahead of time, as this may destroy the drug's efficacy.
Dexilant may be taken with or without food. If your symptoms tend to occur after a meal, your doctor may direct you to take Dexilant before the same meal, for the best results.
It is possible to administer Dexilant with a liquid medication measuring device or through a nasogastric tube. Patients should ask their health care professional for detailed instructions on how to properly mix and administer the medication.
It is important to use Dexilant regularly in order to experience its full benefit. Patients should take this medication at the same time each day to prevent forgetting. Patients should continue taking the medication for the prescribed length of time even if they are feeling better.
If needed, Dexilant may be taken along with antacids. Patients using sucralfate should wait at least 30 minutes after taking Dexilant.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. The risk of side effects increases with time, so patients should ask their doctor about the optimal length of Dexilant treatment.
Considerations Before Taking Dexilant
If you shop for Dexilant online, please note that you may encounter the drug under its generic name: dexlansoprazole.
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss any possibility of allergic reactions to Dexilant or to similar drugs like lansoprazole and omeprazole. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
It is vital to discuss the patient's medical history, especially related to liver disease and lupus.
Some symptoms (e.g. heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness) may indicate a more serious condition that requires immediate medical help. Get help in the event of additional symptoms like unexplained weight loss, pain in the chest, jaw, arm, or shoulder (especially when combined with shortness of breath and/or unusual sweating).
Proton pump inhibitors like Dexilant may increase the risk of bone fractures, especially with prolonged use and higher doses. The risk increases in older adults. Patients should discuss methods to prevent bone loss or fracture with their doctor or pharmacist. Patients may be advised to take calcium citrate and/or vitamin D supplements.
Patients preparing for surgery or certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements, and herbal products they are taking.
During pregnancy, Dexilant should be used only when clearly needed. Women should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
It is not known whether Dexilant passes into breast milk, and the medicine's effects on a nursing infant are unknown. However, similar drugs are known to pass into breast milk so nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Dexilant should take it as soon as they remember. If it is near the time of the missed dose, skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose to catch up.
Other Medications and Dexilant
Drug interactions may change the way Dexilant work, and may increase the risk of side effects.
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss all medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Certain drugs may interact negatively with Dexilant. Examples include Rheumatrex, which is prescribed for psoriasis, as well as certain types of cancer and arthritis. The risk is especially pronounced in cases when methotrexate is administered in high doses.
Dexilant decreases the production of stomach acid and can therefore affect how these products work. Additional examples include the antibiotic ampicillin, HIV medications like atazanavir (Reyataz), rilpivirine and nelfinavir, and the cancer drugs erlotinib and pazopanib.
Dexilant is very similar to lansoprazole. Avoid using this medication while using Dexilant.
This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests and cause false results. Patients should inform laboratory personnel about the fact they are using Dexilant.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Dexilant or any of its generic alternatives.
Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, changes in taste, and weight loss. Patients may also experience dry skin, nosebleeds, dizziness, and headache. Patients should consult their doctor if these side effects persist or worsen.
Painful sores in the mouth and throat may also occur. To reduce the risk of mouth sores, eat soft moist foods. Patients may be prescribed a mouthwash that contains a corticosteroid. Avoid mouthwash that contains alcohol, iodine, peroxide, and thyme. Brush your teeth gently. Rinse your mouth frequently with cool water mixed with baking soda or salt.
Some patients experience temporary hair loss. Normal hair growth typically resumes after treatment has ended.
Serious Side Effects
Most patients using Dexilant do not experience serious side effects.
Common side effects include diarrhea. Patients should inform their doctor or pharmacist in the event diarrhea persists or worsens.
Patients should monitor for serious side effects like low levels of magnesium in the blood, which can manifest in irregular heartbeat, persistent muscle spasms, and seizures. There is a risk of developing lupus, which can manifest in facial rash and new or worsening joint pain.
In rare cases, Dexilant may cause a severe intestinal condition known as Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. This condition manifests in symptoms like persistent diarrhea, stomach pain and/or cramping, fever, and blood/ or mucus in the stool.
Patients experiencing these symptoms should not use antidiarrheal products or narcotic pain medications, as these can exacerbate issues. Seeking immediate medical help is recommended.
Proton pump inhibitors like Dexilant can cause a rare vitamin B-12 deficiency. The risk is higher in patients who have used Dexilant daily for 3 years or more. Immediately inform your doctor if you develop symptoms like unusual weakness, sore tongue, and numbness or tingling of the hands and/or feet.
Serious allergic reactions to Dexilant are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
How to Store Dexilant
Dexilant should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should never be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Dexilant coupons may be available from local online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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