Dexilant Medication Information
DexilantTM (dexlansoprazole) is available only by prescription and is approved for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive esophagitis (a severe form of GERD in which the lining of the esophagus becomes inflamed and ulcerated). This medication is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medications you are taking before prescribing Dexilant.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking this drug, Dexilant can cause side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, if negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
This medicine comes in capsule form and is taken once daily. Dexilant is a type of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
(Click Dexilant for more information on this medication. This article lists additional side effects, explains what to do if you miss a dose, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)