Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heal damage to the esophagus caused by stomach acid. It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Dexilant exactly as prescribed.
Dexilant may cause kidney problems. Watch for changes in urination.
If you have lupus, Dexilant can cause new or worsening symptoms.
Risk of broken bones can increase while taking Dexilant.
Before taking Dexilant, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Dexilant include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
How long should I take Dexilant?
Take as long as prescribed by your doctor, even if GERD symptoms like heartburn have resolved. Dexilant also helps to heal damage done to the esophagus, and continued treatment can keep this damage from coming back.