What is Dexilant used to treat?
Dexilant is used to treat certain problems with the stomach or esophagus. Mild side effects from Dexilant are common. But Dexilant can also cause serious side effects in some people, especially with long-term use. If you have questions about side effects from Dexilant, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
What are the strengths of dexdexilant?
Dexilant comes as a capsule. It’s available in two strengths: 30 milligrams (mg) and 60 mg. Dexilant is approved for use in adults and in children ages 12 years and older.
How long do Dexilant’s side effects last?
Most side effects of Dexilant should go away within hours or days after you start taking the drug. But some of Dexilant’s side effects may be long term. Examples include: * To learn more about this side effect, see the “Side effects explained” section below.
What is the age limit for dexdexilant?
Dexilant is approved in adults and children ages 12 years and older. Treatment length shouldn’t exceed 6 months and 16 weeks for adult and pediatric populations, respectively. Symptoms of nonerosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Dexilant is a prescription medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Dexilant reduces the amount of acid in your stomach. Dexilant is used in people 12 years of age and older: for up to 8 weeks to heal acid-related damage to the lining of the esophagus (called erosive esophagitis or EE)
How long does Dexilant last for esophagitis?
Maintenance of Healed Erosive Esophagitis and Relief of Heartburn. Dexilant is indicated in patients 12 years of age and older to maintain healing of EE and relief of heartburn for up to six months in adults and 16 weeks in patients 12 to 17 years of age.
How do you take Dexilant 30 mg?
One 30 mg capsule once daily. 4 weeks. For patients with moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class B), the recommended dosage is 30 mg Dexilant once daily for up to eight weeks. Dexilant is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class C) [see Use in Specific Populations (8.6) ]. Take without regard to food.