Dexilant

(Dexlansoprazole)

4.7/ 5 average rating with 73 reviewsforDexilant
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Treats heartburn and ulcers.

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Our bottom line

Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) is an effective medicine to treat heartburn and ulcers, but can be expensive.

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    $314.49
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Quick facts about Dexilant
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Relieves heartburn symptoms and heals ulcers better than other stomach medicines, such as Pepcid, Tagamet, and Zantac.
  • Lasts longer than other similar stomach medicines. Most people take it once a day.
  • Your body won't develop a tolerance to Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole), so it'll work the same way as long as you need to keep taking it.
  • Once heartburn symptoms are treated, a low dose of Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) can be taken daily.
People’s experience with Dexilant

73reviews so far. What do you think?

Downsides

  • Taking Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) in high doses or for longer than 1 year can increase the risk for bone fractures, especially if you already have osteoporosis (weak bones).
  • Many drugs can interact with Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole), so talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
  • There's no generic version available, so it can be expensive.
How it works

Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.

Quick facts about Dexilant
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
People’s experience with Dexilant

73reviews so far. What do you think?

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Side effect rates for Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

  • Diarrhea
    5%5%
    3%3%
  • Abdominal Pain
    4%4%
    4%4%
  • Nausea
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Vomiting
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Flatulence
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

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Risks and Warnings for Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

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  • Heartburn and feelings of upset stomach can be warning signs of a more serious stomach problem or cancer. If you need to take Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) for 2 weeks or more go see a doctor. It's safest to get checked out to make sure you do not have a serious stomach condition.

Pharmacist Q&A

Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats erosive esophagitis.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats erosive esophagitis.

Common concerns from people taking Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Dexilant
BProbably safe
Price
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Dexilanton 7/22/2016I have to take this every day. It really helps, but the cost is so much. Been trying to see how I can afford it.
    38
    Woman
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Dexilanton 8/16/2016There's a discount card from the manufacturer that if used with insurance brings the price to about $50, which is what I pay.
    35
    Woman
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Not worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Dexilanton 9/1/2016Dexilant worked very well for me however it was cost inhibitive. My Dr. put me on Protonix 40 mg. It took about two weeks to effective. It works almost as well. The difference between $250 a month for Dexilant or $10 a month for Protonix
    70
    Man
    Heartburn
Interactions
  • Many drugs can interact with Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole), so talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
Alcohol
  • Worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Dexilanton 8/30/2016Take before acidic dinner/alcohol. Do not take with other meds in morning. Cancels out antidepressants.
    56
    Woman
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Food
  • Take Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) with or without food. It can work better for some people if it's taken 30 minutes before a meal.
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Dexilanton 1/9/2017You can't take iron supplements with it so make sure you're getting enough with the food you eat.
    24
    Woman
    Heartburn
Pain
  • Call your doctor if you have watery stools, stomach pain, or a fever because it could be a sign of a serious infection.
  • Not sure
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Dexilanton 1/9/2017The medicine worked almost immediately at eliminating the acid causing blisters in my throat and pain in my stomach. It also helped my digestion. Less gas and healthier stools. After about a week of taking it I am so anxious and nervous. I feel like I drank 10 cups of coffee and every sound and touch is so irritating. I couldn't function I was so on-edge and angry.
    35
    Woman
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease