Drug Ratings for DEXILANT

Average Rating: 2.8 (48 Ratings)

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 1  acid reflex Within a half hour of taking Dexilant my throat started to close and I broke out in patchy red blotches,it was so bad I had to call 911. I wish I read up on it before I put it in my mouth, allergic reactions are common, be careful! F 30 1 days
60mg
10/24/2014

 2  GERD Rash, itching, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping It worked great for the GERD but the side effects were terrible. My family thought I was having a nervous breakdown. First two days were fine but next five were hell. F 70 7 days
60 1X D
10/5/2014

 1  Acid Reflux Small welts all over body with INTENSE itching all over. It is like I rolled in poison ivy or was covered in bed bugs (never have been but this is what I imagine that would feel like) - Took some Benadryl and it helped for awhile. Have been off now for 24 hours and still itchy Unless it keeps you alive - I would NOT use it. M 48 3 days
60 mg 1X D
9/22/2014
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 2  GERD Painful lip swelling and rash, facial flushing, discomfort, inability to even have contact with any alcoholic beverage. If a drop touched my lips from a glass my face instantly flushed and swelled and was very painful for hours. F 43 2 years
9/13/2014

 3  GERD Itching...all over my body. From knee caps to ankles, elbows, head. Everywhere. Light abd pain. Nausea..after 30 min of taking then lasts for 1 hour F 26 3 days
60 1X D
8/11/2014
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 5  Gastritis Just a little nausea and itching on my legs and feet. This medicine has made a difference in how I feel each day. Its a big help! F 40 2 months
1X D
8/9/2014

 1  Reflux esophagitis, Gastritis, Gast I took this medication only once and had to stop. Three minutes after taking I started shaking and I mean shaking for 12 hours, and I had to call my doctor who told me to stop immediately. My pain went away after that for 18 hours, and came right back again. M 65 1 days
60MG 1X D
7/20/2014

 1  Heartburn Diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, headache, hiccups. Couldn't function after two days. Slowly recovering. M 33 2 days
60 mg
7/19/2014

 1  GERD and EE Helped GERD within 12 hours. But around 24 hours started noticing abdominal pain like prickly stickers in my gut that were rolling around but not going any where. Then had a BM and the gut pain seemed to be worse. Went ahead and took 2nd dose yesterday afternoon. I was miserably all last night with cramping & pain and was intensified on the left side and even felt like a knife cut through me when I walked. I didn't take another dose today and my abdomen still hurts & is even sensitive to touch, laid up in bed and now have a low grade fever with no appetite. (Nexium put nine pounds on me in SIX weeks. That's why I was given Dexilant samples.) Any way, done with it. Went to the health food store today for slippery elm and licorice and probiotics. I figure it can't be any worse than the side effects from the scripts. The abdominal pain is still so bad I'll be at the walk-in tomorrow if it hasn't let up. Good Luck to you guys! F 55 2 days
60mg a day
7/11/2014

 5  Gerd May sound crazy or extra crazy..but buy some organic vinegar. Take a tablespoon in the morning lunch and dinner. watch and feelur gerd go away. amazing. Got my daughter off dextalant! Just do it! Try it. Do it until ur free. only took my daughter a week. F 35 10 days
30mg
7/1/2014
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 3  GERD/excess stomach acid None, so far. I am 32 with severe GERD and excessive stomach acid, it's been this way since I was a child. I have been on basically every other anti-reflux medication that exists over the years. You name it, and I've been on it. Anyway up until about a month ago I had been on Protonix, but it just randomly quit working one day. I have been in severe discomfort since. My gastro tried me on Nexium first, and then I suggested Dexilant. I was a little skeptical since it's just a once a day medication...and I hate to say it but my skepticism was correct. It works so-so, but by the end of the day I find myself dealing with heartburn, and lying down to go to sleep most nights is pure torture. At this point I don't know what is left to try. I don't think there are any stronger PPI's on the market at the moment. I will continue the Dexilant because it is better than nothing at all, but this is definitely not an ideal situation. Thank God I see my gastro in 2 days. F 32 2 weeks
60mg 1X D
6/24/2014
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 2  GERD I took dexilant after being on nexium for 4 months for GERD.at first it was great, solved my reflux and did not seem to have any side effects. After 6 months I began to have diarrhea , dizziness , ear pain and general feeling bad. I quit the dexilant and began to have nausea that was so bad I could not do anything . I had to take nexium again which is not good either . I 'm miserable and don't know how to quit these drugs . F 60 7 months
30 Mgs
6/23/2014

 1  Gerd moderate Gas, increasing dizziness and vertigo the past week and a half. Dexilant solved the Gerd problem but the vertigo makes it unacceptable. Had been taking Nexium 60 mg for past 10 years, but was beginning to lose its effectiveness. M 70 33 days
60 mg 1X D
6/17/2014

 5  Esophageal Reflux No side effects whatsoever that I can tell. I was changed from Prilosec to Dexilant because of being put on a blood thinner. Evidently Dexilant is time released. So far working great. F 73 6 months
60 MG 1X D
5/22/2014

 5  Acid reflux hyatal hernia barresoph Only med that has been able to let me lay down & sleep without acid coming up projectile ! F 58 3 years
60
5/21/2014

 3  Acid Reflux Itchiness rash, palpitation I was given this medicine by my G.I on my first consultation appointment. I was scheduled for Upper Endoscopy on May 15th. The first few days after taking Dexilant, there was no changes. I still had my occasional heartburn. On the 5th day after taking this medicine, I felt much better. I even started adding those 'acid food' such as tomatoes, lettuce and chocolate back into my diet after 1 week. I felt that my heartburn has disappeared. However I noticed for the past few days, I've been getting itchiness rash on my neck, ears, arms, scalp, shoulder, chest area and my back as well as occasional palpitation. I will call my G.I tomorrow and ask him if I can stop taking this medicine. F 41 2 weeks
60 MG 1X D
4/20/2014

 1  Acid Reflux Terrible itchy rash on my neck and on my arms, legs, and back. The doctor said it was called giant urticaria. Appeared about 6 hours after taking it. F 16 1 days
30 MG 1X D
3/27/2014

 1  gerd First two days were great the next six were not. Got the runs real bad like. I have been off them for 3 days and still having the runs M 44 8 days
60
2/9/2014
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 5  acid reflux none I tried every medicine made,and they made no difference,my doctor gave me dexilant ,and now I drink coffee tea everything,with no acid,miracle working drug,they also have a coupon on theyre website for it. M 51 1 years
30 1X D
1/12/2014
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 4  I've been told i have GERD and EE I'm having no side effects thank u Jesus.... I was on Prilosec for months and was suffering horribly from it!!!! I have not been able to swallow solid foods for 3 years now, I'm really starting to loss hope that I will never eat again!!!!! I'm wondering has anyone had similar issues? I have had my esophagus stretched 25 times in a year, the first year they kept telling me im crazy... I found a doctor that finally listened to me and sent me to the G.I. doctor who told me there was a stricture in my esophagus right above my stomach.... For some reason they cant figure out why I keep closing up.. this is the only drug that has gave me relief, its very expensive so I pray I can keep affording it.. F 27 60 days
60mg 1X D
10/8/2013
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 1  because I have GERD My blood pressure is increasing and a symptoms of asthma which i did not experience when i don't take Dexilant. F 76 10 days
once a day
9/7/2013

 2  Duodenal ulcer Alleviated stomach and back pain but after first dose I got sore throat and after 2nd dose....sore throat, headache, and creepy crawlies....itching all over Stopped taking dexilant after just 2 doses......will ask dr for alternative medication F 60 2 days
60 mg 1X D
8/11/2013

 3   Diarrhea has gotten worse massive head aches lasting for hours feeling depressed and weak M 33 3 days
60mg 1X D
6/29/2013
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 1  barrett oseophagus serious allergic reactions - rash- itching-face, eyes, tongue and throat swelling couldn't go to work couldn't talk too much swelling M 62 1 days
60mg 1X D
6/11/2013

 2  Hiatal hernia and GERD Given Dexilant for acid reflux and hiatal hernia -Nexium stopped working after 15 years. It completely got rid of the hernia pain and reflux but the explosive diarrhea is not worth it. I lost 7 lbs in a week from the diarrhea. Doc took me off and put me in antibiotic and anti diarrheal meds in case I had an infection. Got better gradually over the course. Started Dexilant again and within 12 hours, the same explosive diarrhea was back. I've now lost another 3 lbs in 4 days due to this diarrhea reaction. I will have to find something else to relieve the hernia and gerd pain. Very disappointed. F 44 1 days
60 mg
5/25/2013

 5  Chronic GERD for about 4 years No side effects My GERD was so bad I was waking up at night with my stomach on fire and projectile vomiting. Endoscopies and gastroenterologist were useless.so were all the meds which eventually seemed like they made the situation worse so I stopped taking them. My GP finally gave me a sample of dexilant.. I took it for 3 months and then my insurance company decided I didn't need it. I haven't had a twinge of heartburn since the first capsule and I have been off the meds for 2 months. I lost 50 pounds because I didn't have to keep eating to help the pain and feel like I have my life back. Truly a miracle drug for me! Sorry to hear others had so many problems. F 53
60 1X D
5/18/2013
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 3  GERD It is the first medicine that has helped my GERD but the side effects are not worth it. Been battling recurring yeast infections mouth, vaginal, and skin for almost two months. Stopped taking Dexilant and yeast seemed to get better but GERD returned so started taking Dexilant again. Within two days of being back on the medicine side effects started retuning. Trying probiotic now and yogurt but not sure which is worst. GERD or the yeast. F 43 90 days
60mg 1X D
3/18/2013
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 4  Acid reflux / hiatel hernia Hives and rash I first took dexilant as a sample from my gastro. Worked wonderful. Then got a refill and two days later broke out in a rash/ hives that was like having poison ivy all over my body. I did not know that it was the dexilant at the time that caused my hives because I had taken the samples with no side effects. I suffered with this hives, rash for 5 months. I was going to the dermatologist weekly trying to find the problem, then I stopped taking all medicines, changed foods , drinks, washing powders, soap etc trying to figure out what I was allergic to. I finally thought I had it figured out and decided it was a natural drink I was drinking that had vitamins in it. I Had to take a dose of prednisone to get rid of hives after suffering for so long. I Have not taken dexilant since until last week when I had acid reflux so bad I couldn't suffer any longer si i took one pill on tuesday and on wednesday I had hives so bad all over again. Now I know after all this time that it was the dexilant that caused the hives. I still have them and it has been one week, one pill was all it took! This is a scary side effect. F 51
60 mg 1X D
3/13/2013

 5  acid reflux, hiatal hernia no side effects. works great! F 57 12 months
60mg 1X D
1/1/2013
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 4  GERD, breathlessness The only side effect I have has is urgent diarrhea. I haven't had a solid bowel movement since talking this..but it's better than having such difficulty breathing that I had to take time off from work! I am taking Dexilant for bubbles in my esophagus that led to pant-like breathlessness and discomfort when lying down.. I had an upper endoscopic procedure that showed spasms in my lower esophagus. They expanded my lower esophagus and I can take a good deep breath now! My insurance comp. wanted me to try a lower priced med named Pantoprazole but looking at this site about that medicine, I'm petrified to try it...I'm hoping that in a few months I can wean off of Dexilent. But it is an excellent medicine! F 42 40 days
60 1X D
7/30/2012
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 1  Gastritis from H. Pylori Dexilant was having tremors, muscle spasms, tingling in leg, major anxiety and depression. It works, but has way too many side effects. I've tried all PPI's and don't know what to do to cure the gastritis. M 28 3 weeks
60MG 1X D
4/17/2012
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 1  Acid reflux, breathing issues Horrible hip joint pain; couldn't lift leg Techincally, this was for Dexilant (same drug). Other family members had complained of leg pain with PPIs, but I dismissed it--until I found out first hand. M 51 8 days
30 mg 1X D
4/11/2012
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 5  Hiatal hernia, acid reflux Kapidex, now known as Dexilant, is the BEST medicine I have ever taken for my hiatal hernia and acid reflux. My gastroenterologist put me on every medicine and finally decided to try this new one. It's amazing, and keeps all my symptoms away (which were so severe that I lost 10 lbs and couldn't function). I was so happy to have found this pill. My insurance company put up quite a fight and did not want to pay for it and made me try all other pills--which failed. Finally got approved for it. I have not had any side effects. It has only helped and cured my symptoms--not created others. F 22 2 years
60 MG 2X D
1/14/2012
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 2  esophagitis from GERD itching, tingling, feeling like something is crawling on me, pins & needles sensation when I get hot and/or exercise This is the same med as Dexilant (dexlansoprazole). After taking Dexilant successfully for months, it has suddenly caused me to have itching, crawling feelings, tingling, and when I get hot or exercise I have a stinging like pins and needles on chest, abdomen and back. I have been trying to stop this reaction with benedryl but that's not working. M 60 8 months
60 1X D
1/10/2012

 3  GERD, esophagitis Sore throat, dizziness, nausea, severe intense itching in ear, sinus pressure and pain. I couldn't tolerate Nexiums side effects unless I wanted to wear Depends, and while Dexilant gives me some relief from the constant diarrhea, the sore throat and ear itch are just as bothersome and painful. F 45 2 months
30 1X D
12/31/2011
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 4  GERD/Esophagitus none Taking as alternative to Reglan which caused depression and anxiety. Kapidex (now known as Dexilant) has worked well. I have few symptoms of GERD, only when I overeat or eat stuff I shouldn't, and I believe my esophagus is actually healing. Works far better than Nexium or anything else I've tried. M 61 2 years
60 MG 1X D
9/6/2011
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 4  Gastritis When exposed to the sun, horrible rash on face and arms. Two courses of steroids and multiple Benadryl later, finally stopped. I am on many meds and allergic to many additives in shampoos and lotions so this took a lot of effort to figure out. Haven't been able to find any info on this reaction, so I am perplexed. On another note, the drug really helped my gastritis. Going off of it was difficult. Trying Nexium now. F 41 7 weeks
60 my 1X D
7/2/2011
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 2  GERD The first month and a week it was terrific. Then, WHAMMO! Unbelievable diarrhea. I am talking about biblical diarrhea...the pharoah was given this by Moses. I went 4 weeks with diarrhea, lost 15 pounds, ate like a horse only to sprint to the bathroom about every hour and a half. After I stopped taking it for about two days, my stool began to get a little back to normal but then I got a sore throat that has since moved into my lungs. I have NEVER missed a day of work in my 20 year professional career until taking this (Dexilant) After I stopped taking it, bowels were back to normal in a week BUT, the upper respitory infection I have now is spectacular...again, I never get sick. M 45 2.5 months
60 1X D
5/24/2011
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 4  Severe Acid Reflux The first month and a half was great. Acid Reflux took about 3-4 weeks to get under control. Then about 4 weeks ago; I realized that even with sleep meds, I had an awful problem sleeping, tossing and turning for atleast an hour each and almost every night for the past month. I take this med at night with my sleep meds. I think it finally caught up with me. I no longer sleep blissfully and peacefully. I will try and take this kapidex (dexilant) in the morning instead of at night and see if I can sleep any better. It has helped my severe acid reflux......I'd say it's like 80% better and it's worth a try. If you can't sleep after taking it, however; consult your physician. I am having a chat with mine this week to see if another anti-reflux medication can be taken in it's place and not cause such horrible side affects as not being able to fall asleep in a few mins.....and also walking up sometimes in the middle of the night and it's hard to get back to sleep. F 50 10 weeks
60 MG 1X D
5/23/2011

 5  Gerd/ Acid-reflux Very mild SE's Some dizzyness, occassional head pain, loose stools and cramping or constipation both mild. A little insomnia. This is a great medicine with minimal side effects, thus far after a year. They are more annoying than anything. This keeps away the burn for several days after a dose and knocks out acute attacks well. I still take an occasional Tums, but I have been on all OTC medicines and Aciphex, and this is the best and most effective. Take this in the morning with food for best results and to avoid sleeplessness. M 34 1 years
60mg 1X AN
4/23/2011

 3  GERD/LPR muscle twitching/spasm in arm It worked, but I had muscle spasms in my arm. M 31 7 days
40 MG 1X D
12/9/2010

 2  GERD nausea, chest pain,very bad constipation after taking it for 6 mos; the depression is also very bad. The side effects were minimal for the first 6 mos or so, then they got very bad. The constipation is the worst as is the nausea. It's to the point now where I need to stop taking it. The drug is OK, but not worth the side effects when you cannot eat because of the nausea. The constiptation is also awful. The worst side effects is the depression. I recommend finding a new drug as this one is simply not worth it. At first there were no side effects, but they slowly got very bad. Trust me and avoid this drug and find one you can stay with in the long run. I'm going back to something like Nexium if that will work. M 45 1.5 years
1X D
12/9/2010

 5  Anastomotic Ulcer ZERO KAPIDEX (Now known as Dexilant) has been a wonder drug for me. Nothing worked for me. I had horrible GERD, especially during the night, where I would wake during the night with a mouth full of acid, horrible stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. I had lost approximately 30 pounds due to this ulcer. The Dexilant is now working and I am doing much better! I had tried every other medication on the market for Ulcers and GERD and none of them worked! Thank Goodness this medication is on the market!!! F 44 3 months
120mg 1X D
12/3/2010

 5  GERD, chest pains, heartburn Slight loose stools and slight dry mouth Side effects are very mild, but well worth taking because it's helped improve my GERD symptoms immensely! I've heard many other people say this too.

I'm going to switch to 30mg and see if it will eradicate the side effects which are mild anyway. I also have tried Prilosec and Prevacid OTC and had strong, unpleasant side effects. I highly recommend Dexilant (formerly Kapidex), though it is expensive, it is a quality drug.

I'm guessing that not many people have posted on here because of the lack of side effects!!! Makes sense right? ;)
M 24 6 weeks
60mg 1X D
10/29/2010
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 5  acid reflux none Name has changed to dexilant. I love this med, I have tried many, this is the best!!! F 43 6 months
60 1X D
9/28/2010

 4  gerd none taking for 1 month for acid reflex and throat pain.acid reflex gone still some throat pain. M 39 1 months
30 1X D
8/24/2010

 1  Possible IBS The first four weeks were OK, then it started getting worse: bloating, dry mouth/tongue, mouth blisters, severe depression, inability to sleep, heart racing, constipation. Very bad side effects. M 35 3 months
1 x 60 MG 1X D
7/24/2010

 1  GERD Severe bloating, gas, abdominal pressure, abdominal pain, feeling of fullness when eating just a little. M 31 3 months
30 MG 1X D
4/27/2010

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