What You Need to Know About Dexilant
- This medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
- You can take Dexilant with food or on an empty stomach.
- Swallow the capsules whole; do not chew or crush the capsules.
- If absolutely necessary, the capsules may be opened and the contents sprinkled on a spoonful of applesauce. The applesauce should not be warm and should be eaten immediately without chewing. The capsules may also be mixed in an oral syringe in a small amount of water and given immediately. Ask your pharmacist for more instructions about giving the capsules in this manner.
- Make sure to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Dexilant that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Dexilant
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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Side Effects of Dexilant
Just like any medicine, Dexilant can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Dexilant include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
(Click Dexilant Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)