What is Dexlansoprazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Dexilant Kapidex

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Dexlansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of heartburn associated with non-erosive GERD; erosive esophagitis; and to maintain healing of erosive esophagitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 137 80
Acid reflux 25 15
Doctor recommendation 20 14
Support digestive health 12 5
Barrett's esophagus 5 4
Gastric ulcer 4 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 4
Mild 6
None 94

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dexlansoprazole

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 2
Nausea 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Back pain 1
Burping 1
Chronic diarrhea 1

Show all 17 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dexlansoprazole

Dosage Patients
60 mg daily 40
30 mg daily 5
60 mg twice daily 2
90 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dexlansoprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Change in health plan coverage 14
Doctor's advice 11
Expense 8
Course of treatment ended 7
Did not seem to work 6
Other 4
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 1
See all 43 patients who've stopped taking Dexlansoprazole

Duration

Currently taking Dexlansoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 20
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Dexlansoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 97
Usually 8
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 90
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 5
$50-99 15
$25-49 18
< $25 28
Not specified 39

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Dexlansoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 22
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 21
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 8
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 7
Famotidine (Pepcid) 1

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Dexlansoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 6
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 4
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 4
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 2
Famotidine (Pepcid) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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7 patient evaluations for Dexlansoprazole

Jun 23, 2017 (Started Apr 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dexilant positive results continue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 24, 2017 (Started Apr 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I restarted Dexilant DR 30 mg on Nov 30 2016, because my gastroenterologist agreed this is a more effective treatment for me and stopped all other aid reflux medications.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 14, 2015 (Started Apr 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My health plan will not cover this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 14, 2017 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 23, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 14, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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