A 27-year-old female asked:
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what are the pro's & con's of dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg ? would you prefer famotidine 40mg is better?

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Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): Pro, s effective and powerful medication excellent relief from gerd and heartburn con's expensive side effects-----headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain and boneloss leading to osteoporosis. Famotidine--(pepcid) less expensive, not as strong as Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) but very safe.
Answered on Aug 30, 2017
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