A 26-year-old female asked:
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i was recently diagnosed with severe gastritis and esophagitis two weeks ago. i began taking 60 mg of dexilant in the morning and using carafate to coat. my question is the dexilant is not working as well as i thought it would and am having horrible ?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
If: If the medications that have been prescribed for you are only partially effective, the problem should be reported to the prescribing physician. You may need a dosage adjustment, a change in medication, further studies, and/or referral to a gastroenterologist.
Answered on Dec 23, 2016

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