The recommended dosage of Kapidex for the treatment of heartburn due to GERD without esophageal erosions is 30 mg once daily for four weeks. For treating erosive esophagitis, the usual dosage is 60 mg once daily for up to eight weeks. After the healing process, your healthcare provider may recommend a dose of 30 mg daily to prevent the condition from returning.
The dose of Kapidex™ (dexlansoprazole) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Kapidex
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Starting April 2010, the name for Kapidex was officially changed to Dexilant™. The name was changed because it was too similar to the names of a few other drugs, leading to a few "mix-ups." Please see our Dexilant articles within eMedTV.com for current information about this medication.
The recommended Kapidex dosage for treating heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) without esophageal erosions is 30 mg once daily for four weeks.
The recommended dosage for helping to heal erosive esophagitis (a severe form of GERD) is Kapidex 60 mg once daily for up to eight weeks. After the healing process, Kapidex may be continued at a lower dosage (30 mg once daily) to help prevent the condition from returning.