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Dexilant vs prilosec

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
SAME CLASS OF MEDS: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) works for longer period and has 2 different layers of med, one released immediately another later on.

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 12 years experience
Reflux vs dyspepsia: You may not have reflux (24hr test) but could still have dyspepsia or gastritis that responds to acid blocking? Have you had H. Pylori testing?
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Twice a day. : If you are having problems with your medications, you need to speak to your pcp or gastroenterologist. You need to avoid nsaids like aleve, Motrin , ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Prilosec: Has a very good track record in treating ulcers. High likelihood it well resolve your problem.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Different meds: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) (lansoprazole) 60mg is a dual-release lansoprazole, and is somewhat like taking lansoprazole 30mg twice daily. Lansoprazol... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
They are equivalent.: Both of these work equally well. However, some patients respond well to one and not the other, and sometimes trial and error is the only method to det... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Diet: If medication are not enough you have to consider if the foods you are eating are making the problem worse. Common foods like coffee, tomato sauce, o... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Teitel
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
No: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) effectively blocks acid secretion over a 24 hour period, and you are not likely to get any further relief by adding omepraz... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelenne Tuitt
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Slow down : There may have been a drug interaction as Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Omeprazole are both similar types of medications. I would hold off on taking ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Worth a try: While the drugs you mention are proven to help reflux, they can have serious side effects, some even life-threatening. While I am not aware of researc... Read More
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