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Dexlansoprazole

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Dexlansoprazole?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia) 
  • Any allergies, including allergies to other beta blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Dexlansoprazole to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Dexlansoprazole belongs to a group of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The stomach contains tiny pumps (called proton pumps) that produce acid. Dexlansoprazole works by binding to the proton pumps, stopping them from producing acid. PPIs are very effective at decreasing acid production, since they work directly at the acid pumps.
 
Dexlansoprazole capsules contain tiny delayed-release granules that contain the medication. They are specially designed to release the medication in two different phases. The first "peak" occurs one to two hours after the medication is taken, and the second peak occurs within four to five hours. Additionally, the delayed-release granules are also enteric coated, which means they have a special coating to protect them from stomach acid (since the medication can be destroyed by stomach acid). The coating protects the medication until it reaches the small intestine, where the medication can be absorbed.
 

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