Kapidex Dosage

Generic name: dexlansoprazole
Dosage form: capsule, delayed release

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Recommended Dose

KAPIDEX 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.

Table 1: KAPIDEX Dosing Recommendations
Indication Recommended Dose Frequency
*
Controlled studies did not extend beyond 6 months.
Healing of EE 60 mg Once daily for up to 8 weeks
Maintenance of Healed EE 30 mg Once daily*
Symptomatic Non-Erosive GERD 30 mg Once daily for 4 weeks

Special Populations

No adjustment for KAPIDEX 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 (12.5)].

No dosage adjustment is necessary for elderly patients or for patients with renal impairment [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.5)].

Important Administration Information

KAPIDEX can be taken without regard to food.

KAPIDEX should be swallowed whole.

  • Alternatively, KAPIDEX capsules can be opened and administered as follows:
    Open capsule;
    Sprinkle intact granules on one tablespoon of applesauce;
    Swallow immediately.
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