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
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 117 68
Acid reflux 22 13
Doctor recommendation 17 11
Support digestive health 12 5
Barrett's Esophagus 5 4
Esophagitis 3 1

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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 5
Mild 6
None 77

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dexlansoprazole

Dosage Patients
60 mg daily 38
30 mg daily 4
60 mg twice daily 3
40 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dexlansoprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Change in health plan coverage 11
Doctor's advice 9
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 3
Side effects too severe 2
Personal research 1
See all 33 patients who’ve stopped taking Dexlansoprazole

Duration

Currently taking Dexlansoprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Dexlansoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 82
Usually 8
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
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 74
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 4
$50-99 11
$25-49 16
< $25 25
Not specified 33

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Dexlansoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 14
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 13
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 7
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 7
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Dexlansoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 4
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 3
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 3
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 1
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7 patient evaluations for Dexlansoprazole

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ProfGumbySan
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ProfGumbySan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See ProfGumbySan's full Dexlansoprazole history

Mar 14, 2017 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

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

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thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See thjuland's full Dexlansoprazole history

Jan 24, 2017 (Started Apr 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for GERD (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 GERD (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

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oneunusualchick
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oneunusualchick
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F49y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 4, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (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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