How are lansoprazole and dexlansoprazole different?
i used to take 30mg of lansoprazole (Prevaid) for my GERD, and now my insurance won't cover it anymore, so they gave me 60mg of dexlansoprazole (Kapidex)
Asked by Cherry Hessman 5 months ago.
"Dex" is a prefix used in stochiochemistry or the science involving the physical configuration of molecules. Specifically, dexlansoprazole is an enantiomer of lansoprazole which has a 'right handed' rotational orientation when compared to glyceraldehide. (Yeah, I know this doesn't make much sense) In chemistry, an enantiomer is one of two stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other that are "non-superposable" (not identical), much as one's left and right hands are "the same" but opposite. Sterioisomers are molecules that have the same molecular formula and sequence of bonded atoms (constitution), but which differ only in the three-dimensional orientations of their atoms in space In a nutshell, most drugs are mixtures (racemic) compounds of molecules which have different optical properties. A drug company can try to extend the patent of a drug by marketing the enatiomer of their molecule under a new brand name (Like Lexapro and Celexa, they are the same molecule, just different optical orientations of them). Conversely, a enantiomeric compound may be out of patent, in which case it is cheaper than the patented racemic compound (as is the case in your drug). Since the optical orientation of the molecule can have little effect on it's pharmaceutical properties in the body, it's just as effective as the mixed compound, albeit the dose may be different due to differences in bioavailability. Answered by Ceola Tellado 5 months ago.
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Is it ok to take Dexlansoprazole 60 mg & Metronidazole 500 mg together?
I have been taking dexlansoprazole for my stomach since I have GERD. My doctor told me to take it for 10 days. Because I was taking Omeprazole 20 mg before and it just seemed like the symptoms were still bad. So thats why she put me on the dexlansoprazole to change the medicine for a while. To see if it helps me...
Asked by Kathlene Buzick 5 months ago.
I have been taking dexlansoprazole for my stomach since I have GERD. My doctor told me to take it for 10 days. Because I was taking Omeprazole 20 mg before and it just seemed like the symptoms were still bad. So thats why she put me on the dexlansoprazole to change the medicine for a while. To see if it helps me and gave me a higher dosage. But I just went to the doctor again today and found out that I have a vaginal bacterial infection. So they perscribed me Metronidazole which is 500 mg. But I just need to know since I have to take my medicine for my stomach only once a day. Is it ok to take it along with the other medicine for the Bacterial infection. As long as they are spaced out? My doctor told me it was ok , but I just wanna make sure!!! Answered by Lizzette Winkley 5 months ago.
Check with your pharmacist. Of all the health professionals, they are the ones who keep up on drug interactions. Answered by Gidget Vanwormer 5 months ago.
I've been suffering from reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis, I need your help?
I'm a 24 year old guy and I've been suffering from gastritis and reflux for almost a year, well symptoms of reflux started six months ago. I've seen two gastroenterologists so far and they came to the conclusion that symptoms of gastritis, reflux and irritable bowel syndrome are caused by stress because...
Asked by Jerrica Leash 5 months ago.
I'm a 24 year old guy and I've been suffering from gastritis and reflux for almost a year, well symptoms of reflux started six months ago. I've seen two gastroenterologists so far and they came to the conclusion that symptoms of gastritis, reflux and irritable bowel syndrome are caused by stress because they could notice I'm a very apprehensive person. the first gastroenterologist prescribed me an antiacid called supacid which contains pantoprazole for four weeks but it didn't cure me at all. Whereas, the other gastroenterologist prescribed me dexilant which contains dexlansoprazole and it didn't make the heartburn go away, either. I got tested for helicobacter pylori a few months ago by blood but it gave negative. I had to turn to alternative medicine but it seems it's not working out completely. I think I'll never be cured. what should I do? do I have to get an endoscopy done? Please guys tell me what to do. what kind of medic should I see? anything would be really helpful, thanks in advance. Would it be All right if Someone told me how good or bad my english is? English isn't my native language. Answered by Su Horaney 5 months ago.
i've been on Lansoprazole (probably the same as Dexlansoprazole), they only work if you take them every day for a long time, they won't work strait away, they have to build up their effect to start to work. you will never be offered an endoscopy with those symptoms, 18 years with IBS, depression and gastro issues, never been offered one despite all my symptoms that keep changeing. An endoscopy costs something like £2000 to get done privatly in UK. the Helicobater pylori test is for an ulcer (at least i think it is) and it should have been a measure of gas produced, not a blood test, but i could be wrong. first thing to do, look at your diet, are you eating enough? eating enough to use up the acid your producing?? are you eating the right things? things that would not aggravate your condition? have you kept a food diary?? write everything you eat, date, time and when you get the symptoms and try to find a pattern. you could also try removing food groups from your diet for 2 weeks at a time, start with dairy to rule out a lactose intolorence, then move onto something else like fried foods, high sugar drinks/foods etc. look up FODMAP, see if there is anything you eat on a regular basis on there and remove it from your diet for a few weeks to see if there is any change. you probably wont be effected by everything on there, but some of the things. IBS is not curable, it's manageable, and to manage it takes time to work out what you can eat and what you can't eat. Answered by Rosanne Damelio 5 months ago.
Two things. First, ask your doctor to refer you to a nutritionist. They are working on symptoms, not causes. A lot of the cause has to do with what you eat. Certainly no alcohol and no smoking, both of which can be a factor. Also, you need treatment for your anxiety disorder. Go to a therapist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy. It is short term (about 10 sessions) and proven effective for anxiety. Work on the cause, not the symptoms. Answered by Carolin Anerton 5 months ago.
Anxiety is a huge cause of gastrointestinal problems. You should see a counselor and get on some anxiety meds. It will make a huge difference for you gastrointestinal problems!!!! IBS is not a diagnosis. It's just a short way of say your have these symptoms. Answered by Annice Clendening 5 months ago.
your english is fine (only a couple very minor flaws) . so what is the problem? the problem is you have pill pushing idiots whose occupation is trying to suppress the symptoms of illness using things which cause more illness, who know nothing whatsoever of the cause including how to correct it, which is the only thing you really need done. how's my english? that cause very often is nerve interference, and the only one capable of correcting it is an upper cervical specific chiropractor. find an hio method chiropractor. Answered by Zelma Pasqua 5 months ago.
When is the best time to take Dexilant?
I can't seem to find the answer on their site http://www.dexilant.com/PI.aspx . I am currently taking it in the morning with my coffee. I am scared to not take it with my coffee, but I am afraid it is running out by the end of the day. I am doing better on this medication but however was woke up during my...
Asked by Merlyn Boshard 5 months ago.
Dexlansoprazole is used to treat certain conditions in which there is too much acid in the stomach. It is used to treat erosive esophagitis or "heartburn" caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition where the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus. Dexlansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. Before Using Dexilant In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered: Allergies Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully. Pediatric Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of dexlansoprazole in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established. Geriatric Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of dexlansoprazole in the elderly. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine. * For oral dosage form (delayed-release capsules): o For erosive esophagitis (EE): + Adults—60 milligrams (mg) once a day for up to 8 weeks. To prevent erosive esophagitis from coming back, your doctor may want you to take 30 mg once a day for up to 6 months. + Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. o For gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): + Adults—30 milligrams (mg) once a day for 4 weeks. + Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. Answered by Malcom Pagaduan 5 months ago.
When I took a different PPI in the morning, I had to take a 2nd dose at night to prevent problems. Now I take it just before bedtime. I've read that taking a PPI can leave you with insufficient stomach acid to digest your food. Coffee does have a lot of acid. You might consider getting a cold brew system such as Toddy which reduces the amount of acid. Answered by Milly Dysart 5 months ago.
The question was what time of the day (morning, lunch, evening or bedtime) do they need to take this medication for maximum effectiveness. They can see what is posted on every site. You didn't answer the question!!!!!! Answered by Anisa Midgette 5 months ago.
What is in the heart burn relief med kapedex?
i was is so much pain for so long that when i started taking kepedex i felt like i was high, its really worked i feel so much better befor i was sick every day and every night i just learned to live with it,, but for 150.00 a prescription, good thing that i have been provided insurence by a higher power, i mean i...
Asked by Janis Holdbrook 5 months ago.
i was is so much pain for so long that when i started taking kepedex i felt like i was high, its really worked i feel so much better befor i was sick every day and every night i just learned to live with it,, but for 150.00 a prescription, good thing that i have been provided insurence by a higher power, i mean i was really sick with out it, its not fair that every one cant aford to feel good, cannabas is known to relieve these same symtoms and it is a lot cheaper than 150.00 its not right that its not excepted yet, but it has come a long way, i am not saying its better than kapedex, but at 150.00 dollars a prescrip what are people going to do. Answered by Delana Sauriol 5 months ago.
You've got to be kidding, right? $150 for a prescription of an antacid? I guess it makes sense that drug companies sell $50 billion dollars per year of that junk and are encouraging "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH" and people are buying into that lunacy. Have you ever researched what is in that Kapedex? Do you know what it is doing to your body? The primary thing is that it is STOPPING THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS and CREATING TOXINS THAT YOUR BODY HAS TO DEAL WITH AND ENCOURAGING DISEASE TO GROW BY GENERATING DYSBIOSIS IN YOUR INTESTINES. The active ingredient is: DEXLANSOPRAZOLE ---- that is an antacid that neutralizes Hydrochloric acid and LACTIC ACID. The inactive ingredients that have nothing to do whatsoever with stopping the acid problem are: MAGNESIUM CARBONATE, SUCROSE, HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE, LOW SUBSTITUTED TITANIUM DIOXIDE, HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE, HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (15 CPS), TALC, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 8000, TRIETHYL CITRATE, POLYSORBATE 80, SILICON DIOXIDE, HYPROMELLOSE, CARRAGEENAN, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, FD&C BLUE NO. 2, FERRIC OXIDE RED, ALUMINUM OXIDE. Wow, what a concoction of garbage in one pill. Why would they need to put SAND (SILICON DIOXIDE), ANTI-FREEZE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL), BABY POWDER (TALC -- A CARCINOGEN), WHITE PAINT (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), SUGAR (SUCROSE -- THE SECOND INGREDIENT) AND ALL THE OTHER GARBAGE? The only time ANY antacid should be used is to address an immediate and very temporary problem such as an Ulcer and that should be for only less than 1 week. To prescribe ANY antacid for heart burn or acid reflux is not only stupid, but VERY BAD SCIENCE and only shows the ignorance of doctors or their desire to make profits over health. The root cause of acid indigestion is the LACK OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID. They even have a name for this called "hypochloridia." The reason anyone feels acid indigestion is because the food you ate is not being digested well and creating lactic acid that causes the acid feeling. It is the same thing that happens to old food put in the garbage, it rots and part of this process is it produces methane gas. Go to the dump and you can experience this first hand. Just stand at the dump and smell the methane. When food rots and putrefies in your stomach, methane gas forms and you get bloated, while lactic acid creates the acid feeling. If you take a high quality Betaine HCL after you eat any meal, you will not get acid reflux or acid indigestion because the food will be digested well. By taking a digestive enzyme before the meal, you will find that your food will be really digested well. Have you ever heard of anyone being deficient in a drug? Have you ever heard of an antacid tree? As we age, we naturally produce less and less stomach acid, but when you add to that eating processed foods, preservatives, chlorinated water, etc., that greatly uses up the HCL more rapidly. A bottle of Betaine HCL should cost you less than $15 for a month's supply and you don't need a doctor visit and you don't need a prescription. Make sure you get a Betaine HCL that is from a once living source for best results. This whole acid reflux issue is one of several big scams the drug industry is putting on people today and is the reason drug companies are getting very powerful and very rich. Simply a matter of playing to the ignorance of people about health. good luck to you Answered by Manuel Turcio 5 months ago.
Thank you for that info! I am pregnant with my 1st child, and I have heartburn really bad everyday and I cant stand it sometimes. And my boyfriend is constantly yelling at me saying 'you eat tums like candy, that cant be good for you or the baby!". I am going to go to the store in a minute and get a huge bag!!! Answered by Shandra Whittiker 5 months ago.
It's a brand spankin new PPI (proton pump inhibitor). If the price is to much tell your doctor you want omeprazole. You can get it for cheap since it went generic. Answered by Twana Westerlund 5 months ago.
I have been diagnosed with GERD.Why don't I get heartburn?
I have been on Omeprazole which helps mostly but not the last couple of days.Can I use something else in conjunction with this on a trial basis?What can I try for the thumping headaches as normal painkillers aren't verry effective
Asked by Garnet Jacobsen 5 months ago.
GERD without heartburn is actually quite common, It is known as "Silent reflux". We don't know why some people suffer with heartburn because of acid reflux whilst others don't. You don't say what your particular symptoms of acid reflux are. I'm guessing because you don't feel the burn it's likely your symptoms are more due to the reflux rather than the acid. Omeprazole (Prilosec) is a PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) which works by preventing the stomach from producing too much acid. Other PPIs are Lansoprazole (Prevacid), Pantoprazole (Protonix), Rabeprazole (Aciphex), Esomeprazole (Nexium) and Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant). They all do the same job and various independent academic studies have shown they are all as effective as each other (though that varies with what the drug companies say). PPIs are not an instant remedy and are most effective when allowed to build up for a few days in the body. They may be taken at any time of day but are best taken about half an hour before a meal. Other medicines to tackle excess stomach acid are the H2 blockers (Histamine H2 receptor antagonists)of which Ranitidine (Zantac), Cimetidine (Tagamet) and Famotidine (Pepsid) are the best known examples. They are not as effective as PPIs and work by stopping the messages being sent to the stomach's Proton Pumps to make acid. Alginates such as Gaviscon provide a blanket that floats on the stomach acid and antacids such as Tums neutralize acid immediately but don't last and are not as effective long term as PPIs or H2RAs. There are no medicines that help prevent reflux though anti emetics Domperidone (Motillium) and Metoclopramide (Reglan) may be beneficial. To prevent reflux, avoid over-filling, compressing or tipping a full stomach. Eat little and frequently. Avoid tight clothing. Remain upright and avoid exercise that would cramp the stomach after eating. Don't eat for three hours before going to bed. Raise the head of the bed by 6 to 8 inches. reduce alcohol consumption as it relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter facilitating reflux. Likewise don't smoke as nicotine has the same effect. If your reflux is bad and cannot be controlled any other way, the ultimate answer is a fundoplication operation whence the top of the stomach (the fundus) is wrapped around the lower esophageal sphincter to tighten it and plicated (stitched) in place. As far as analgesics are concerned, avoid Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs as they produce more acid. It means you're probably limited to Paracetamol as a pain killer. Answered by Sunni Antunez 5 months ago.
I have had GERD for 5 years, and I take daily Prilosec(Omeprazole)without any heartburn or acid-reflux episodes.Prevacid(Lansoprazole)is sold at phamacies on the same shelf as Prilosec. This OTC medicine requires you take it one hour in the morning before breakfast, swallow whole. A similar medication, Nexium, is for extreme GERD, but requires a prescription from a doctor. I tried Zantac(Ranitidine)for a year, but the VA switches similar medications to get better price contracts. Zantac worked well for me without any problems. Aleve remains the strongest pain reliever that competes with Advil, Motrin. All three medications require drinking a glass of water because it is so strong, it can burn your stomach lining and bleed. Drinking only a sip of water with the pill is not enough to protect the stomach lining. Harrald Answered by Pansy Portillo 5 months ago.
i dont know why but i found that www.myOMEPRAZOLEshop.com has the cheapest price on generic prilosec Answered by Lilliana Rodgers 5 months ago.
Stomach ulcer cure medicine?
*It wasn't caused by H.P or any other bacteria. I was checked. Thanks for those suggestions though!
Asked by Loren Biener 5 months ago.
I've been dealing with an ulcer/ulcers *doc didn't specify how many during endoscopy* for four months now. I found out about two months ago what was causing all the pain and was put on dexilant to cure the ulcers but nothings improved. My doctor is no help but I cant afford to switch. I tried a nutrionist but until medically we heal them it won't help. Anyone have suggestions on what the best medicine is for curing ulcers that don't require months to work? I just stopped the dexilant because it hasn't been doing anything. Thank you! :) Answered by Delmar Arbry 5 months ago.
Around 85% of all ulcers are linked to an infection called helicobacter pylori, (HP.) You should have been tested for this at endoscopy. Dexlansoprazole, (Dexilant,) is a proton pump inhibitor, (PPI.) It is an acid lowering drug mainly for the treatment of GERD (or GORD,) gastroesophageal reflux disease, though it should reduce ulcer symptoms, it does not cure them. Assuming that you have HP, a cure can usually be obtained using 1 week of 'Triple Therapy'. This consists of a combination of 2 antibiotics, usually clarythromycin and Amoxicillin, together with a high dose PPI. Discuss this with your physician. Answered by Kylie Durazo 5 months ago.
If your Ulcer is a result of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease aka Acid Reflux) then I suggest first getting medication to calm down that, such as Prilosec or Nexium. If you are taking any medications like Antibiotics, Bisphosphonates(Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel), Iron supplements, Pain relievers (ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Neproxen, aspirin), Potassium supplements, Anticholinergics(Ditropan), Calcium channel blockers, Narcotics (opioid, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin),Progesterone, Quinidine, Sedatives or tranquilizers, or Theophylline, you should probably lessen the amount or stop taking it all together. you might consider asking your doctor to order an EGD, and see if they van take biopsies to check for any abnormalities in your stomach tissue.You should probably get a test done to see if you have H. pylori bacteria in your stomach (they just take a blood sample and send it to lab, should be back in about ten days) and if you do you should try treating it with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), such as nexium or zantac, and certain antibiotics(I don't know the name of these). you should also ask to be tested for Helicobacter, a bacteria commonly associated with ulcers. after you start taking medicine to cure any bacteria you have you should start with a diet avoiding any Acidic food, gaseous foods, spicy foods, and foods that generally upset your stomach. that with the help of the Dexilant should let your Ulcers heal. I hope this helps! Answered by Alisa Summons 5 months ago.
The following also raise your risk for peptic ulcers: Drinking too much alcohol Regular use of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Taking aspirin or NSAIDs once in awhile is safe for most people. Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco Being very ill, such as being on a breathing machine Radiation treatments. Treatments Treatment involves a combination of medications to kill the H. pylori bacteria (if present), and reduce acid levels in the stomach. This strategy allows your ulcer to heal and reduces the chance it will come back. Take all of your medications exactly as prescribed. If you have a peptic ulcer with an H. pylori infection, the standard treatment uses different combinations of the following medications for 5 - 14 days: Two different antibiotics to kill H. pylori, such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), amoxicillin, tetracycline, or metronidazole (Flagyl) Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), or esomeprazole (Nexium) Bismuth (the main ingredient in Pepto-Bismol) may be added to help kill the bacteria. Answered by Latina Prak 5 months ago.
Try Prilosec OTC. Get the 3 treatment pack. Then, do every single treatment. Your Ulcer should be gone by then. Answered by Delinda Ocallaghan 5 months ago.
How many pills taken...?
How many 60mg dexilant pills make you over dose to the point where your hospitalized? 15 & 108 pounds. Not looking to overdose, to make that clear, just wanting to make sure i dont. Dexlansoprazole?
Asked by Aaron Polselli 5 months ago.
Anything over your prescription will an overdose. As for how many before being hospitalized, well that just depends on how many pills you've taken by the time someone finds you. Physicians (and many other professionals) take a strict and sacred oath and part of it entails that they will not give or recommend deadly medicine to anyone if asked. So I would remember that before you accept any number a random person gives to you on here. There's a reason your 15 year old friends cannot prescribe medicines. Answered by Jolynn Wesson 5 months ago.
Constantly sick, stomach pains, etc, where can I go for help?
okay, So I have been ill for a long time. Always stomach problems, and I was prescribed Kapidex- Dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules. It seemed to help but it really isn't helping anymore. What my question is, is there a place where I can go to simply get tests done? I don't care about money, I'm...
Asked by Lindsay Veno 5 months ago.
okay, So I have been ill for a long time. Always stomach problems, and I was prescribed Kapidex- Dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules. It seemed to help but it really isn't helping anymore. What my question is, is there a place where I can go to simply get tests done? I don't care about money, I'm just afraid I have some long term thing that's gonna haunt me in the future. Answered by Robyn Feick 5 months ago.
yeah, you get tests done at the doctors office. also you may want to consult an allergist - you may be allergic to certain things such as dairy and/or wheat gluten. Answered by Coretta Mootispaw 5 months ago.
you've a thyroid project, you may have an overactive or unactive thyroid. feels like u have overactive as this makes u placed on weight, drained, moody, argumentative, and feeling down in the dumps. 2 make sparkling this u go with a blood attempt, and if shown u want to take pills notwithstanding that is treatable. telephone ur docs up now nad make an appointment, yet with yet another healthcare professional, and tell them u imagine it is what u may have. Google up thyroid complications and see each and every of the outcomes, and if u tick the type of lot of off, use this even as u flow to the docs good success Answered by Michel Spells 5 months ago.
doctor or ER Answered by Charissa Hannasch 5 months ago.
yes go ..to the nearest hospital emergncy room......they will help you... Answered by Izetta Hewson 5 months ago.