Dexilant Side Effects
Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop potentially serious problems while using Dexilant, such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or heart palpitations. In most cases, however, people tolerate the medication quite well, and any problems that occur are typically easy to treat. Common side effects of Dexilant include diarrhea, nausea, and gas.
As with any medicine, Dexilant™ (dexlansoprazole) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Dexilant. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Dexilant has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Dexilant were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking either a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients) or a similar medication, lansoprazole (Prevacid®).
In these studies, the most common bothersome (but usually not dangerous) Dexilant side effects included:
- Diarrhea -- in up to 5.1 percent of people
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 4 percent
- Nausea -- up to 3.3 percent
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- up to 2.9 percent
- Gas -- up to 2.6 percent
- Vomiting -- up to 2.2 percent.