Dexilant is taken for: GERD Reflux Heartburn

Dexilant

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Taken for: GERD, Reflux, Heartburn
Other names: Dexlansoprazole, Kapidex
Prescribing mode: Rx
Dexlansoprazole (International Nonproprietary Name, trade names Kapidex, Dexilant) is a proton pump inhibitor that is mark...
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Dexilant for GERD
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We found 3,372 discussions
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Hairloss
I've been taking Dexilant for almost a year now, and within this time, I've noticed I'm losing my hair. It has thinned out considerably to the point that I thought I might lose all my hair. That's scary. Dexilant works great but I can't continue losing my hair. I also began have migraines.
Kathy Vz
March 23, 2015
I've been on dexilant for 7 mos. and about 2 mos. ago, I noticed more hair on the floor and my combs, more than normal. Approx 3 was I noticed my hair thinning much more, especially in the front. I had a light bulb moment, suspecting defiant to be the culprit. The drug hasn't helped me 100%, so at this point, going to quit altogether, hoping my acid indigestion doesn't get worse. Thanx for the posted comments. Helped in my decision.
Tiffany
February 26, 2015
I've been losing abnormal amount of hair in the past month and I've been on dexilant for about 5 months. It works great but I am stopping it immediately.
Marsha
December 6, 2014
Totally losing my hair for almost two years. Seeing a laser specialist now and we are trying to figure out why. I have been on DHT blockers and low laser therapy as well as other inhibitors from making my hair fall out.. So far nothing has helped. Today when I saw him he asked about the medicines I was on and I told him Dexilabt for over 5 yrs due to a original a stomach ulcer I had.
Culd the Dexilabt be the culprit .??? I think I will stop taking it for awhile and see if it helps. He did tell
October 11, 2014
Yes, I've noticed it too, especially in front. Also after 3 mis. I have hives and suspect dexilant.
Laura
August 26, 2014
I have been on Dexilant for 6 months and yes, I have noticed my hair falling out and getting thin, that's why I'm on this site to see if anyone else has this side effect.

currently on dexilant and have GERD, even before pregnancy....
" ...am currently on dexilant and have GERD, even before pregnancy. Safefetus.com shows dexilant as a category b... "

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ulcer , I was given dexilant and wanted to know if it...
" ...to find out I had a stomach ulcer , I was given dexilant and wanted to know if ...some AC&C with my u... "

chest. I take an antidepressant and Dexilant for my reflux....
" ...constantly have pain in my chest. I take an antidepressant and Dexilant for my reflux. Could... "

side . I am already on 60 mg of dexilant I don't know what...
" ...feel heartburn and acid reflux , I feel the pain on my side . I am already on 60 mg of dexilant I don't know wha... "

reflux as well. Doc put me on Dexilant for six weeks and I...
" ...the throat with my reflux as well. Doc put me on Dexilant for six weeks and I lost some weight in my stomach... "

are connected, I'm taking dexilant 60 for my reflux been...
" ...they are connected, I'm taking dexilant 60 for my reflux been on it for... "

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sjogrensworld.org
now. I have to take dexilant, also. It is controlled as...
" ...I have had chronic reflux for over a year now. I have to take dexilant, also. It is... "

reflux. I was treated with dexilant as I also lost...
" My burping was attributed to esophageal reflux. I was treated with dexilant as I also lost some... "

Patient concerns with Dexilant

We found 3,372 discussions
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can you drink alcohol while taking dexilant

Pastormoses
Hairloss
I've been taking Dexilant for almost a year now, and within this time, I've noticed I'm losing my hair. It has thinned out considerably to the point that I thought I might lose all my hair. That's scary. Dexilant works great but I can't continue losing my hair. I also began have migraines.
Kathy Vz
March 23, 2015
I've been on dexilant for 7 mos. and about 2 mos. ago, I noticed more hair on the floor and my combs, more than normal. Approx 3 was I noticed my hair thinning much more, especially in the front. I had a light bulb moment, suspecting defiant to be the culprit. The drug hasn't helped me 100%, so at this point, going to quit altogether, hoping my acid indigestion doesn't get worse. Thanx for the posted comments. Helped in my decision.
Tiffany
February 26, 2015
I've been losing abnormal amount of hair in the past month and I've been on dexilant for about 5 months. It works great but I am stopping it immediately.
Marsha
December 6, 2014
Totally losing my hair for almost two years. Seeing a laser specialist now and we are trying to figure out why. I have been on DHT blockers and low laser therapy as well as other inhibitors from making my hair fall out.. So far nothing has helped. Today when I saw him he asked about the medicines I was on and I told him Dexilabt for over 5 yrs due to a original a stomach ulcer I had.
Culd the Dexilabt be the culprit .??? I think I will stop taking it for awhile and see if it helps. He did tell
October 11, 2014
Yes, I've noticed it too, especially in front. Also after 3 mis. I have hives and suspect dexilant.
Laura
August 26, 2014
I have been on Dexilant for 6 months and yes, I have noticed my hair falling out and getting thin, that's why I'm on this site to see if anyone else has this side effect.

currently on dexilant and have GERD, even before pregnancy....
" ...am currently on dexilant and have GERD, even before pregnancy. Safefetus.com shows dexilant as a category b... "

Post from
www.bluelight.ru
ulcer , I was given dexilant and wanted to know if it...
" ...to find out I had a stomach ulcer , I was given dexilant and wanted to know if ...some AC&C with my u... "

chest. I take an antidepressant and Dexilant for my reflux....
" ...constantly have pain in my chest. I take an antidepressant and Dexilant for my reflux. Could... "

side . I am already on 60 mg of dexilant I don't know what...
" ...feel heartburn and acid reflux , I feel the pain on my side . I am already on 60 mg of dexilant I don't know wha... "

reflux as well. Doc put me on Dexilant for six weeks and I...
" ...the throat with my reflux as well. Doc put me on Dexilant for six weeks and I lost some weight in my stomach... "

are connected, I'm taking dexilant 60 for my reflux been...
" ...they are connected, I'm taking dexilant 60 for my reflux been on it for... "

Post from
sjogrensworld.org
now. I have to take dexilant, also. It is controlled as...
" ...I have had chronic reflux for over a year now. I have to take dexilant, also. It is... "

reflux. I was treated with dexilant as I also lost...
" My burping was attributed to esophageal reflux. I was treated with dexilant as I also lost some... "

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