Dexlansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Dexlansoprazole is used to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and to heal erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid).

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  • Dexilant, Kapidex
  • Less common
    Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    chest pain or discomfort
    chest tightness or heaviness
    continuing stomach pain
    difficult or labored breathing
    fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
    incoherent speech
    joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
    lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    muscle pain, cramps, or weakness
    nausea or vomiting
    numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
    pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, leg, back, or neck
    pounding in the ears
    rash or hives
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
    swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
    watery or bloody diarrhea
    Incidence not known
    Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
    swelling of the body, feet, or ankles
    unusual weight gain
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dexlansoprazole may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Abnormal dreams
    body aches or pain
    bloated or full feeling
    burning or itching around the anus
    change in taste or bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
    continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    difficult or painful urination
    difficulty with moving
    ear congestion
    ear pain
    excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    loss of voice
    metallic taste
    muscle or bone pain
    nasal congestion
    passing gas
    redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
    runny nose
    sensation of spinning
    sore throat
    trouble sleeping
  • (oral delayed release capsule)