Dexlansoprazole

Description

Dexlansoprazole is used in the treatment of heartburn associated with non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition where acid from the stomach and bile irritates the food pipe. It is also used to heal the damage to the esophagus due to the excessive production of stomach acid and other acidity-related disorders.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dexlansoprazole

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Headache
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of face
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Excessive gas in stomach

Uses of Dexlansoprazole

What is it prescribed for?

  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Non- Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-3 hours of oral administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to dexlansoprazole or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Use of this medicine has been associated with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in some cases. Report any symptoms such as severe and persistent diarrhea, abdominal cramps, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Lupus erythematosus

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of lupus erythematosus (systemic and cutaneous). Report any unusual signs and symptoms such as extreme tiredness, painful joints, rashes, lesions on the skin, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Driving and operating machines

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose should be skipped. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Digoxin

Methotrexate

Ketoconazole

Nelfinavir

Disease interactions

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. It is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe liver function impairment. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Osteoporosis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of osteoporosis due to the increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures. Established treatment guidelines should be followed strictly in such patients. Close monitoring of bone mineral density, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Hypomagnesemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients prone to magnesium imbalances due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition. Close monitoring of magnesium levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Proton pump inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://general.takedapharm.com/dexilantpi

Dexlansoprazole capsule, delayed release [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 11 September 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c83616c9-c222-4e3e-91bd-c7839406bb2a

Dexlansoprazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 11 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB05351

Dexlansoprazole: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 11 September 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a609017.html

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Information on this page was last updated on 27 May 2019

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