Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

Dexlansoprazole

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Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a medication that belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It is used to treat conditions involving excessive stomach acid, such as erosive esophagitis (EE) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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DEXILANT (Dexlansoprazole) - Information and Buying Online from Canada

DEXILANT (Dexlansoprazole) From Canada

DEXILANT is a medication used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems, such as acid reflux and erosive esophagitis. It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes, providing relief from symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough.

Who Can Use DEXILANT?

Adults and Adolescents (12 years and older): DEXILANT is approved for:
  • Healing all grades of erosive esophagitis (EE) for up to 8 weeks.
  • Maintaining the healing of erosive esophagitis for up to 6 months in adults and up to 4 months in adolescents.
  • Treating heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for 4 weeks.
Children (under 12 years old): The safety and effectiveness of DEXILANT have not been established in children under 12 years of age, and it should not be used in this age group.

Available Doses of DEXILANT in Canada

DEXILANT is available in Canada in the following strengths:
  • 30 mg capsules (blue and gray with "TAP" and "30" imprinted)
  • 60 mg capsules (blue with "TAP" and "60" imprinted)

How to Take DEXILANT

Dosage:
  • Healing Erosive Esophagitis: 60 mg once daily for up to 8 weeks.
  • Maintenance of Healed Erosive Esophagitis: 30 mg once daily for up to 6 months in adults and 4 months in adolescents.
  • Symptomatic Non-Erosive GERD: 30 mg once daily for 4 weeks.
Administration of Dexilant:
  • Oral: Swallow the capsule whole with water. It can be taken with or without food.
  • Applesauce Method: Open the capsule and sprinkle the granules on a tablespoon of applesauce. Swallow the mixture immediately without chewing.
  • Oral Syringe: Mix the granules with 20 mL of water, swirl, and withdraw into a syringe. Administer immediately. Follow with two more 10 mL rinses.
  • Nasogastric Tube: Mix the granules with 20 mL of water, swirl, and withdraw into a syringe. Administer through the tube immediately. Follow with two more 10 mL rinses.
Missed Dose: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Possible Side Effects

Common side effects include:
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Gas
  • Constipation
Serious side effects:
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Severe dizziness
  • Rash, itching, or swelling
  • Difficulty breathing
If you experience severe side effects, seek medical attention immediately.

Special Considerations

  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Consult your doctor before taking DEXILANT if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Drug Interactions: Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, as DEXILANT can interact with certain drugs, including:
    • Antiretroviral drugs
    • Methotrexate
    • Warfarin
    • Tacrolimus
    • Clopidogrel
    • Certain antifungals and antibiotics
  • Long-Term Use: Prolonged use of DEXILANT may lead to a decrease in vitamin B12 levels, bone fractures, and other potential risks. Regular check-ups with your doctor are important to monitor your health.

Storage of Dexilant

Store DEXILANT at room temperature (15° to 30°C) and keep it out of reach of children.

When to Contact Your Doctor

  • If you experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions.
  • If your symptoms persist or worsen.
  • For advice on stopping or adjusting your medication.
Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions and read the patient information provided with your medication. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Buying DEXILANT from Canada

If you are a resident of the USA looking to purchase DEXILANT from Canada, here are some tips:
  • Ensure you have a valid US prescription.
  • Contact a Canadian Online Pharmacy and inquire on how you can order Dexilant from Canada.
  • Consult your healthcare provider to ensure the medication you are buying is appropriate for your treatment.

Dexilant Coupon

Looking to save on your prescription? Contact us for available Dexilant coupons that can help reduce the cost of your medication. Many online Canadian pharmacies offer discounts and coupons for Dexilant and other prescriptions, making it more affordable for patients.