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When and How to Take Dexlansoprazole

General considerations include the following:
  • This medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take dexlansoprazole with food or on an empty stomach.
  • Swallow the capsules whole; do not chew or crush the capsules.
  • If absolutely necessary, the capsules may be opened and the contents sprinkled on a spoonful of applesauce. The applesauce should not be warm and should be eaten immediately without chewing. The capsules may also be mixed in an oral syringe in a small amount of water and given immediately. Ask your pharmacist for more instructions about giving the capsules in this manner.
  • Be sure to take this medication at the same time each day, to keep an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of dexlansoprazole that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to dexlansoprazole
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Dexlansoprazole Dosage for more information.)

Dexlansoprazole Drug Interactions

Dexlansoprazole can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Dexlansoprazole).

Dexlansoprazole Drug Information

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