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Can you be on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for long term, like over a year? If so do you have to watch anything?

Can you be on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for long term, like over a year? If so do you have to watch anything?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) long term: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) - the active isomer of Prevacid is approved for treatment up to 8 weeks. Long term use - over a year has been associated with bone fractures and osteoporosis. Electrolyte abnormalities (low magnesium) have also been reported. I would caution long term use and if needed take the lowest dose and consider having a GI evaluation if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Which is more effective Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or omeprazole? Which is safer? Is atrophic gastritis risk with these high with long term use?

Which is more effective Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or omeprazole? Which is safer? Is atrophic gastritis risk with these high with long term use?

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 determine which medication is best for a particular patient. The risk of atrophic gastritis, although small, would be essentially equal for each of the medications. I would recommend returning to your gastroenterologist to discuss this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg safe to take in the morning and if so for how long can I take it?

Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg safe to take in the morning and if so for how long can I take it?

Depends on...: ...What is being treated, duration of treatment so far, dose response to dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood of excessive acid production (e.g. Gastrinoma), risk factors (e.g. Prior ulcers, family history), biopsy results (if endoscopy performed). Relative to timing, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) can be taken at any time of the day or night, irrespective of meals. ...Read more

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Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg in the morning and Zantac 150 at night safe to take and if so for how long?

Safe to take: These two medications inhibit the release of acid in your stomach. The acid does have an important role in digestion. The ppi meds (dexilant) have an adverse effect on calcium absorbtion in the body and therefore can contribute to the development of osteoporosis.
You need to work with your doctor to find out why you are having and what you can do to decrease the gastritis. ...Read more

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Does Dexilant effect methotrexate, if so how. Took 60mg daily of Dexilant for five days and took my. 8cc of methotrexate. Have been feeling nauseous and generally ill for a few days. How long before Dexilant is out of system?

Does Dexilant effect methotrexate, if so how. Took 60mg daily of Dexilant for five days and took my. 8cc of methotrexate. Have been feeling nauseous and generally ill for a few days. How long before Dexilant is out of system?

Can increase MTX, but: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor, which can decrease the ability of your kidneys to remove mtx from your body. However, I doubt your levels could have risen dramatically in five days, when you have had only one mtx dose. Besides, mtx itself takes 2 & 1/2 mo to fully form the most active metabolites, called Methotrexate polyglutamates. I would not take the ppi long term without readjusting mtx! ...Read more

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Is a 3 to 4 mm size Antral ulcer able to heal with Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and raditidine? In how long, I'm negative to hpylori now what this ulcer be huge?

Is a 3 to 4 mm size Antral ulcer able to heal with Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and raditidine? In how long, I'm negative to hpylori now what this ulcer be huge?

Not huge: 3-4 mm ulcer is not huge. Most ulcers are at least that size. Most are associated with h pylori infection, sometimes with use of NSAID drugs, like aspirin, ibuprofen etc. PPI drugs should heal them, especially if not (untreated) H pylori. ...Read more

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I had esophageal ulcer 3 years ago. Upper GI say it is clear. Take dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Very costly+ write up says not to take so long, Should I switch? If so what should I try?

I had esophageal ulcer 3 years ago. Upper GI say it is clear. Take dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Very costly+ write up says not to take so long, Should I switch? If so what should I try?

UGI peptic Rx: You have options. OTC omeprazole can suffice. It is a step down in potency yet effective. I recommend that as a first step. Also, try to remedy why the ulcer occurred - eat small bites, chew well, have modest meals, do not overeat spice, avoid alcohol, aim for ideal wt and BMI, don't eat much after 8 pm. Then you can transition to ranitidine twice daily - also OTC. Is less potent. ...Read more

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Took Protonix 40mg daily but stopped working after stomach bug weeks ago. Now on Dexilant 60mg for 5 days. How long does it take to be 100% burn free?

Took Protonix 40mg daily but stopped working after stomach bug weeks ago. Now on Dexilant 60mg for 5 days. How long does it take to be 100% burn free?

Up to 8 weeks: Some relief from heartburn should be felt about 4-6 hours after taking Dexilant. However, significant improvement in symptoms with Dexilant is said to be after about 8 weeks of continuous use. Some other options to help reduce symptoms are to raise the head of your bed 6-8 inches, avoiding certain foods such as alcohol, caffeinated drinks, peppermint, and not eating anything 3 hours before bed. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ulcer, I'm negative to hpylori I'm on dexilant& ranitidine when I sit for long my tummy feels like a ripping sensation is that normal?

I have a stomach ulcer, I'm negative to hpylori I'm on dexilant& ranitidine when I sit for long my tummy feels like a ripping sensation is that normal?

More information: How long ago were you diagnosed with the ulcer and how long have you been on those two medications? Sometimes it can take 4-8 weeks before feeling better while taking those drugs consistently. If it's been longer than that, you may want to see you GI doc again for reevaluation and to consider if another EGD is necessary to see if the ulcer has healed at all and if not, change your therapy. ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia: Are your symptoms related to reflux or hyperacidity? If so, these medications should offer relief quickly. If you're referring to postmeal bloating and belching or bile reflux, they may not be effective. Try following a bland, fat free diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and take mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. Take either deliant or zantac daily. See a gastroenterologist as neede ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Stomach burning and burping. Tried Protonix. Now on Dexilant 60 mg 2x a day. How long does dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Stomach burning and burping. Tried Protonix. Now on Dexilant 60 mg 2x a day. How long does dyspepsia last?

Depends on cause.: At this point, it's safe to say that your symptoms are refractory to the PPI (Protonix and Dexilant). At this point, your "dyspepsia" deserves investigation with formal testing. ...Read more

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Is expired Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) unsafe?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

When is the best time to take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Before a meal: As with all drugs of the PPI class, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) may work better if taken 20-30 minutes before a meal, once a day. It is best to take it on a schedule and to be sure to swallow the capsule whole. Do not chew it. ...Read more

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What is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and what are they use for?

Medication: It's a medication that relieves heartburn related to acid reflux disease and heals damage to the esophagus. ...Read more

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I been take lozec the naxuim then now Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) senc 24 years is any problem well do for me because I can't leave with out that?

You should be: Ok. If you have bad burning without them you might even have worse problems without the Dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Not all of these meds are really alike! Some work better for one person and another for another person. ...Read more

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Which is better, Nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Which is better, Nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

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. ...Read more

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How are Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Prilosec different?

How are Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Prilosec different?

SAME CLASS OF MEDS: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) works for longer period and has 2 different layers of med, one released immediately another later on. ...Read more