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What is Dexilant used for?

Dexilant is a medication primarily used to treat conditions related to excess stomach acid. Some key points:

  1. Acid Reduction: Reduces excess stomach acid, commonly used to treat conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  2. Esophagitis Healing: Aids in healing and maintaining the healing of esophageal damage caused by stomach acid.
  3. H Pylori (Helicobacter pylori) Eradication: Used within a regimen in combination with specific antibiotics.
  4. Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI): It belongs to a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors, which work by reducing the production of stomach acid.
  5. Mechanism of Action: Inhibits the proton pump in stomach cells, leading to decreased acid production.
  6. Convenience: A once-daily medication, providing convenience.

It’s important to note that Dexilant should be taken continuously and discontinuation should be discussed with your prescriber

Strengths and Manufacturer

Dexilant is available in capsule form, offering a range of strengths: 30 mg and 60 mg capsules. This diversity in dosage options ensures tailored treatment for individuals.

30 mg capsules
60 mg capsules

Manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, a reputable pharmaceutical company known for its commitment to quality and innovation in healthcare, it stands as a cornerstone medication in the realm of gastrointestinal health management.

Active Ingredients, Dosages & Side Effects

Accompanied by inert ingredients meticulously chosen to uphold its stability and efficacy. This combination of active and inactive components is designed to ensure the medication’s overall effectiveness.

Active Ingredients

The medicine is released at two different times in the intestines – once in the upper part (within 1 hour) and then again in the lower part (4-5 hours later), due to the Dual Delayed-Release formulation.
Inactive Ingredients
Colloidal silicon dioxide
Hydroxypropyl cellulose
Hypromellose 2910
Low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose
Magnesium carbonate
Methacrylic acid copolymer
Polyethylene glycol 8000
Polysorbate 80
Sugar spheres
Titanium dioxide
Triethyl citrate

Medication uses?

Prescribed dosages are determined by various factors including the age and weight of the client, medical history, and individual response to treatment.

  • Initial doses start at 30 mg ONCE daily
  • The most common direction prescribed is 60 mg ONCE daily
  • The lowest dose and shortest duration should be considered during treatment.

Dosages are adjusted based on the individual’s response to treatment, ensuring the most effective control of symptom management while minimizing adverse effects.

Take at the same time each day but can be administered with applesauce, with water in an oral syringe, or via Nasogastric Tube.

Dexilant Side Effects

While generally well-tolerated, side effects can occur, such as (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain

Severe effects are rare but may include serious/unexplained joint pain, rash on the cheeks that worsens in the sun, severe diarrhea alongside fever, and abdominal pain, this could be a sign of C Diff (clostridium difficile) infection. All of which may require immediate medical attention.


Here is a list of cautions:

  • Long-term (more than 52 weeks/1 year) use can:
    • Decrease Vitamin B12 absorption
    • Increase the risk of broken bones of the hip, wrist, or spine.
    • Cause a growth in the stomach called a polyp.
  • DO NOT take more than once per day.
  • DO NOT crush or chew the capsules.

Storage Details

Ensure it is stored correctly at room temperature 15 – 30°C (59 – 86 F).

Length of Treatment

Medical ConditionDoseFrequencyDuration
Esophagitis healing60mgOnce dailyUp to 8 weeks (56 days)
Esophagitis maintenance30 – 60mgOnce dailyUp to 6 months
GERD30mgOnce daily1 month


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

► Is Nexium and Dexilant the same thing?

Nexium (esomeprazole) and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) are both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) used to treat conditions related to stomach acid. While they belong to the same class of medications and share similarities, there are differences between them.

  1. Active Ingredient:
    • Nexium contains esomeprazole.
    • Dexilant contains dexlansoprazole.
  2. Release Mechanism:
    • Nexium is typically released and absorbed in the stomach.
    • Dexilant uses Dual Delayed Release technology, releasing medication at two different times in the intestines.
  3. Duration of Action:
    • Nexium is usually taken once daily.
    • This medication is also taken once daily but has a prolonged duration of action due to its dual release mechanism.
  4. Indications:
    • Both medications are used for conditions such as GERD, esophagitis, and other acid-related disorders.
  5. Dosage Forms:
    • Nexium is available as capsules, tablets, and powder for oral suspension.
    • This medication is available as capsules using Dual Delayed Release technology.

The choice between the two is dependent on patient preference, requirements, and the specific condition being treated.

► What is the most common side effect of Dexilant?

The most common side effects are:

  • Gas
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
► Who cannot take Dexilant?

DO NOT take:

  • If you are taking other medications. Speak to your Healthcare Professional
  • If you have liver problems
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • If you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
► What is a typical dose?

The recommended dosage is 30 mg ONCE DAILY with or without food.

Ask your Healthcare Professional for more information.

► When should I consult my Doctor?

Consult your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Severe or persistent diarrhea
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Vomiting blood
  • Dark/Red stools
  • Anemia
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
► How do you store Dexilant?

Store at room temperature between 15 – 30°C (59 – 86 F).

DO NOT store above 30°C (86F)

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