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which is better, nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
PPI Choices: Nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) protonix, prilosec, Omeprazole are all in the family called proton pump inhibitors or ppis. In theory, all of these drugs should work equally well and most hospitals stock only one and interchange them. However, occasionally, there is the rare patient that responds to one better than others in the same ppi class. However, i consider the drugs therapeutically equivalent.

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A 39-year-old male asked:

I have been taking Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and im on vacation and lost the pills I brought. Is it ok to start Nexium the next morning?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Sure: Similar drugs. Continue as your doc recommended. Restart your Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) when you return from vacation (if MD had advised it).

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