Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) 60mg

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Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) 60mg

Manufactured by: Takeda

 
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Dexilant 60 mg

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Brand name

Dexilant (pronounced as Dex-sil-lant)

Generic name

Dexlansoprazole (pronounced as dex-lan-sop-praz-sole)

Manufacturer Information

Takeda Canada

 

About Dexilant 60 mg

What is Dexilant used for?

Dexilant is PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) use to treat and relieve symptoms caused by acid reflux, and other stomach and esophagus related problems, listed here below. It is only recommended for the treatment of patients over the age of 12 years of age. Dexilant is indicated in the treatment of erosive reflux esophagitis, a condition where the throat has been damaged by the backflow of the acidic contents of the stomach. Dexilant is used to treat the symptoms GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) such as heartburn, painful burps and bad/sour taste in the mouth. Dexilant is used in the management and treatment of healing of all grade esophagitis. It is also used in the maintenance of healed and healing esophagitis.

What is the mechanism of action of Dexilant?

Dexilant belongs to a group of medications known as PPIs or Proton Pump Inhibitors. Dexilant acts on the proton pump within the parietal cell to decrease acid secretion by inhibition of the (H+, K+)- ATPase. By working here within the parietal cell, Dexilant works at the final step of acid production in the stomach. Dexilant contains tiny beads known as granules. These granules release the medication at different rates so the medication is active in the body for longer. There are two different release rates of the beads, one within one hour and the other at between four to five hours after ingestion.

How should I take Dexilant? (Dexilant Dosage)

Dexilant is designed to be taken once a day. Dexilant should be used at the lowest effective dose for the minimum effective time period. Take your Dexilant capsule at the same time each day, swallowed with a full glass of water.

If you a miss a dose of your Dexilant, take the capsule as soon as you remember. Do not double your dosage if you remember you haven't taken your previous dose. It is always best to take your Dexilant capsules 24 hours apart.

Side effects of Dexilant

With Dexilant serious side-effects are said to be uncommon particularly for short term use. The most common side-effects to be aware of are constipation, belching, headache, stomach pains and nausea. There are other concerns with longer term usage as explained below.

Are there any long term side effects of taking Dexilant?

As mentioned previously Dexilant should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest effective duration of treatment. Long term usage of PPIs have be associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures of the wrist, spine and hip. This risk is most significantly increased in patients taking high doses (defined as multiple daily doses) for long term (over one year treatment). Risk for fundic gland polyps, which are usually asymptomatic also increases with use beyond one year.

Can I take Dexilant on an empty stomach?

Dexilant can be taken without regard to food intake. You can take Dexilant with or without food.

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Dexilant?

As alcohol may directly affect the condition you are treating using Dexilant it is usually recommended to avoid alcohol. Talk with your Doctor for advise on your condition and if drinking alcohol is suitable. Alcohol should be avoided when taking the 'solutab', dissolvable version of Dexilant as it may affect the release rate. Unfortunately the manufacturer has not provided a time period between Dexilant solutab and taking alcohol.

What drugs interact with Dexilant?

As Dexilant is metabolised by CYP3A4 and CYP2C19 there are quite a few key drug - drug interactions to be aware of. Always disclose and discuss with your Doctor and Pharmacist the medication you currently take when you have been prescribed Dexilant. Some interactions that may require intervention by your Doctor are ketoconazole, tacrolimus and atazanavir. This list is not complete. Treatment should be monitored for patients taking iron supplements or using methotrexate and taking Dexilant.

 

How to order Dexilant from Canada

With the price disparity between the cost of medication like Dexilant in the US and here in Canada, many USA patients have been forced to look north to afford the rising cost of Dexilant. Unfortunately this is often a confusing process so hopefully here we can give you some tips on ordering medication from Canada. Americans have been going to Canada to afford their medication costs for over 20 years. If you are unable to find a Dexilant coupon or if your copay is too much, our Canadian Pharmacy can help you out.

Filling your US prescriptions online with Canada Cloud Pharmacy has never been easier. Follow the instructions on the 'how to order' section to have your medication delivered from our pharmacy here in Canada to your door there in the States. Check out our raving reviews from real customers on google maps or on our Facebook page. Your health is our priority!

 

FAQs

For how long can I take Dexilant?
Dexilant manufacturers recommend using the lowest effective dose for the shortest period of time. There are many patients that use Dexilant for longer term, to provide relief for acid related illness and to allow their body time to heal. Speak with your Doctor if you are concerned with how long you have been taking Dexilant.
What age is Dexilant licensed for?
Dexilant is licensed for usage in Adults and children over 12 years of age only. Keep your medication out of reach of children.
Is it safe to open Dexilant capsules?
Often when patients have difficulty swallowing Dexilant capsules they ask if they can open the capsules. As per the manufacturers instructions, the capsules can be opened and consumed. The manufacturer advises for the capsules to be opened and the contents sprinkled on to apple sauce. Once the granules have been sprinkled on the apple sauce, consume immediately. Do not keep the sprinkled granules for later.
What is the advantage of Dexilant over other Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)?
There are two main benefits of using Dexilant over other PPIs. Firstly the medication only needs to be taken once a day and can be taken without regard to food, making it the most convenient of all PPIs to take. Secondly, and most importantly, Dexilant is formulated so that it releases the medication in two peak plasma concentration. The benefit of this modified released rate, is that therapeutic benefit can be conferred to both the duodenum and the small intestine, improving healing and symptoms for many patients.
Are there any alternatives for Dexilant?
Dexilant belongs to a class of medications known as Proton Pump Inhibitors. There are quite a few other medications in the same class as Dexilant that may be considered as alternatives. They include omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole and pantoprazole. These are not one to one alternatives so always talk to your Doctor about their suitability for your condition.
Is there a generic of Dexilant available?
In Canada, there currently is no generic option available for Dexilant. It is available as name brand Dexilant only. Unfortunately there is no available information of when a generic will be available.
When will Dexilant generic be available?
Although the FDA approved a generic option of Dexilant back in 2017 it is yet to hit the shelves. There is unfortunately no information currently on when you can expect to see the generic at your local pharmacy.

 

 

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