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how to stop taking dexilant

A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Options: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. Diarrhea is a known side effect of this c ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Speak to doctor: Your surgeon and anesthesiologist must know medications you are taking much before your surgery, especially large doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dexilant: Dexilant, a ppi, can be stopped but I would taper off it or switch to zantac or pepcid which also block acid secretion in the stomach with a different ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Reflux : Yes. A very simple put counterintuitive solution is adding hydrochloric acid supplementation to your diet. It's not the acid that is the problem it's ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Are you asking: How long you need to take for a specific condition or are you asking how to taper off it. What is the condition being treated? Please clarify and re- ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Wean gradually: And seek help. Why were they prescribed initially? Are there other meds that might be substituted? Are there other options? Wean then stop. Expect som ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Go see your doc: Otc remedies: nicoderm patches (at costco), nicorette gum, electronic cig. Doc's solution: chantix, wellbutrin (bupropion). Set a stop date, an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Slowly : Depending on how long you have been taking this medication and how high of a dose you are taking, patients should taper off of this medication slowly. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Megace (megestrol): Megace (megestrol) is out of your system in 100 to 250 hours. Thus, side effects should diminish after this time frame.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Ask your MD.: You should discuss going off any med you are on with the doctor that is prescribing it for you. Typically the dose of Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is 1 of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Rozavel: Discuss with the prescriber.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Not advised: Please do not stop your antidepressant without checking with the prescribing physician. Many conditions that nortriptyline (pamelor) are used to treat ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Gradual taper: Depends upon how much you are taking and how long you have been on it, but decreasing your dose by 2-5 mg every 3-5 days is a reasonable goal. Diazepa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No waiting needed: If you take them at bedtime since the drowsiness effects will be additive. During the day, neither is recommended.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Nexium (esomeprazole) and analgsics: Nexium (esomeprazole) and all other proton pump inhibitors work best when taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes prior to eating your first mea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam): Gradual tapering over weeks, depending on the current dose & how long u have been on it. Your doctor is the best to consult.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Stop bromocriptine: You can stop taking this medication "cold turkey". But if your taking it for abnormal lactation be prepared that this condition will restart.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Meloxicam: is nonselective nonsteroidal analgesic and you can stop taking Meloxicam at any time without requiring a withdrawal process.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose bleeds: Nosebleeds from whatever cause can be managed conservatively at home. The biggest problem when you are taking Accutane is that you have to be even mo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
5 days: 1/2 life is 1 day, 5 half life's to clear. Assuming you are a normal metabolier 5 days would pretty much do it.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
2-3 months: If you were having a particularly bad time with GERD symptoms, try weaning yourself off the medication after 2-3 months and see what happens. You may ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
GERD: Nowadays there are precautions raised about taking the PPI class of medications long term. Efforts are made to switch to medications like zantac or pe ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Diarrhea : Speak to the prescribing physician regarding your complaint. Often such side effects will resolve with time. If they persist, your physician may advis ... Read More
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