Dexilant 30mg; 60mg
This medication reduces the production of stomach acid. Typically, it is used for gastroesophageal reflux (a condition involving heartburn and the regurgitation of stomach acid).
This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. If desired, the capsule can be opened and the contents sprinkled on soft food. The small granules, however, must NOT be chewed. Avoid using or consuming substances that may irritate your stomach, such as:
✓ alcohol and alcohol-containing products;
✓ coffee, tea and chocolate;
✓ acidic or spicy food;
✓ fried foods.
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember — unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose. Do not double the next dose to catch up. This medication may be taken with or without food.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
✓ it may cause diarrhea;
✓ it may cause stomach ache;
✓ it may cause gas and bloating.
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.