Generic name: dexlansoprazole
Dosage form: capsule, delayed release
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DEXILANT is available as capsules in 30 mg and 60 mg strengths for adult use. Directions for use in each indication are summarized in Table 1.
|Healing of EE||60 mg||Once daily for up to 8 weeks|
|Maintenance of Healed EE and relief of heartburn||30 mg||Once daily*|
|Symptomatic Non-Erosive GERD||30 mg||Once daily for 4 weeks|
No adjustment for DEXILANT is necessary for patients with mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class A). Consider a maximum daily dose of 30 mg for patients with moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class B). No studies have been conducted in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class C) [see Use in Specific Populations (8.7) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
Important Administration Information
DEXILANT can be taken without regard to food.
DEXILANT should be swallowed whole.
- Alternatively, DEXILANT capsules can be administered as follows:
- –Open capsule;
- –Sprinkle intact granules on one tablespoon of applesauce;
- –Swallow immediately. Granules should not be chewed.