User Reviews for Dexilant

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Dexilant review summary

9.5/10 Average Rating

6 Ratings with 6 User Reviews

Compare all 80 medications used in the treatment of Erosive Esophagitis.

Reviews for Dexilant to treat Erosive Esophagitis

Review by SummarDrummer: User Rating:  
   
10

I've had acid reflux for 4 years. My doctor recommended Prilosec, etc. None of the over the counter medicines worked. Some mornings, I would wake up with a mouthful of acid. My voice was becoming more horse. On some days I could barely speak and thought I would lose my voice entirely. My latest Doc prescribed Dexilant after giving me some free samples. Within a few days, my throat was better. I've been taking it for 1 month and my voice is almost back to normal. So far, I've had no side effects, but will taper off the medicine so I don't get weakened bones due to lower calcium intake. The doc gave me a discount card, and insurance covers all but $20.00.

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February 3, 2014 5:13 AM
Review by barb369 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

For 10 years, I have had heartburn which I was self-treating with anything I could find (not good). Five years ago, I saw a Doctor and was prescribed every medicine on the market. The latest was Prilosec, which I have been taking for 2 years and was helping but the past year the dosages kept going up and the medicine no longer worked. I was literally drinking massive amounts of Maalox each day. The chest pains, coughing, hoarseness and heartburn is not bad that I can't stand it. I will be having reflux surgery on November 15th but my GI Doctor prescribed Dexilant and told me to give it a try. Dexilant is the miracle I was waiting for. It produced a bronchial cough but I was willing to put up with that. I still need surgery but highly recommend Dexilant.

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October 24, 2012 9:45 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Dexilant was prescribed to replace my previous combination of omeprazole and rantidine. After 60 days is seems to be providing better GERD relief.

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September 12, 2011 6:51 PM
Review by Tab43: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Had severe chest pain, but knew it wasn't my heart. Endoscope showed 2 duodenal ulcers, started Dexilant, pain gone quickly, but I'm having high blood sugar readings.

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May 23, 2011 6:36 PM
Review by Anonymous:

Worked quickly but within a short time developed extreme gas problems and then 5 days of diarrhea and had to stop Dexilant. No more diarrhea or gas but heartburn and burning is back.

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September 8, 2010 5:10 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Was given a sample and within two days symptoms cleared up. Insurance denied giving me full prescription so had to go with Protonix. Within 3 days of taking the Protonix all symptoms returned. Don't know what the difference is but the Dexilant works.

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August 22, 2010 9:29 AM
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