Hyperacidity, GERD, and ulcers:
Indications for DEXILANT:
Healing of all grades of erosive esophagitis (EE). Treatment of heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Maintenance of healing of EE and relief of heartburn.
Swallow whole, or sprinkle granules on 1 tablespoon of applesauce and swallow immediately. EE healing: 60mg cap once daily for up to 8 weeks. Maintenance of healed EE and relief of heartburn: 30mg once daily for up to 6 months in adults or 4 months for ages 12–17. Symptomatic GERD: 30mg once daily for 4 weeks. Moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class B) for EE healing: 30mg once day for up to 8 weeks.
<12yrs: not established.
Concomitant rilpivirine-containing products.
Symptomatic response does not preclude gastric malignancy. Discontinue and evaluate if acute tubulointerstitial nephritis, cutaneous/systemic lupus erythematosus occurs. Long-term therapy (eg, >3yrs) may lead to malabsorption/deficiency of Vit. B12. Monitor magnesium levels during prolonged therapy. Increased risk for fundic gland polyps with long-term use (esp. >1yr) or risk for osteoporosis-related fractures (hip, wrist or spine) with long-term (>1yr) and multiple daily dose PPI therapy. Use lowest dose for shortest duration appropriate to condition. Risk of heart valve thickening (in children <2yrs old); not recommended. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Proton pump inhibitor.
See Contraindications. Avoid concomitant nelfinavir, St. John's Wort, rifampin. May decrease atazanavir levels. May potentiate saquinavir, digoxin, tacrolimus, methotrexate (consider temporary withdrawal of the PPI); monitor. May alter absorption of pH-dependent drugs (eg, iron, erlotinib, dasatinib, nilotinib, mycophenolate mofetil, ketoconazole, itraconazole). Caution with drugs that may cause hypomagnesemia (eg, diuretics); monitor. Monitor warfarin. May cause false (+) results in diagnostic investigations for neuroendocrine tumors; withhold dexlansoprazole ≥14 days prior to CgA level assessment. May cause false (+) urine screening tests for THC; use alternatives. May interfere with secretin stimulation test; withhold dexlansoprazole ≥30 days prior to assessment.
Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection, vomiting, flatulence, headache, nasopharyngitis, oropharyngeal pain; possible C. difficile-associated diarrhea; rare: hypomagnesemia.
Generic Drug Availability:
Caps 30mg (NO); 60mg (YES)
Caps—30, 90, 100, 1000