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Dexilant

Pronunciation

Generic Name: dexlansoprazole
Dosage Form: capsule, delayed release

Indications and Usage for Dexilant

Healing of Erosive Esophagitis

Dexilant is indicated for healing of all grades of erosive esophagitis (EE) for up to eight weeks.

Maintenance of Healed Erosive Esophagitis

Dexilant is indicated to maintain healing of EE and relief of heartburn for up to six months.

Symptomatic Non-Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Dexilant is indicated for the treatment of heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for four weeks.

Dexilant Dosage and Administration

Recommended Dose

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.

*
Controlled studies did not extend beyond 6 months.

Table 1. Dexilant Dosing Recommendations

Indication

Recommended Dose

Frequency

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

Hepatic Impairment

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.
Dexilant should not be chewed.

For patients who have difficulty swallowing capsules, follow the instructions below for administration:

Administration with Applesauce

1.
Place one tablespoon of applesauce into a clean container.
2.
Open capsule.
3.
Sprinkle intact granules on applesauce.
4.
Swallow applesauce and granules immediately. Do not chew granules. Do not save the applesauce and granules for later use.

Administration with Water in an Oral Syringe

1.
Open the capsule and empty the granules into a clean container with 20 mL of water.
2.
Withdraw the entire mixture into a syringe.
3.
Gently swirl the syringe in order to keep granules from settling.
4.
Administer the mixture immediately into the mouth. Do not save the water and granule mixture for later use.
5.
Refill the syringe with 10 mL of water, swirl gently, and administer.
6.
Refill the syringe again with 10 mL of water, swirl gently, and administer.

Administration with Water via a Nasogastric Tube (≥16 French)

1.
Open the capsule and empty the granules into a clean container with 20 mL of water.
2.
Withdraw the entire mixture into a catheter-tip syringe.
3.
Swirl the syringe gently in order to keep the granules from settling, and immediately inject the mixture through the nasogastric tube into the stomach. Do not save the water and granule mixture for later use.
4.
Refill the syringe with 10 mL of water, swirl gently, and flush the tube.
5.
Refill the syringe again with 10 mL of water, swirl gently, and administer.

Dosage Forms and Strengths

30 mg delayed-release capsules are opaque, blue and gray with TAP and "30" imprinted on the capsule.
60 mg delayed-release capsules are opaque, blue with TAP and "60" imprinted on the capsule.

Contraindications

Dexilant is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation [see Description (11)]. Hypersensitivity and anaphylaxis have been reported with Dexilant use [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)].

Warnings and Precautions

Gastric Malignancy

Symptomatic response with Dexilant does not preclude the presence of gastric malignancy.

Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea

Published observational studies suggest that PPI therapy like Dexilant may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea, especially in hospitalized patients. This diagnosis should be considered for diarrhea that does not improve [see Adverse Reactions (6.2)].

Patients should use the lowest dose and shortest duration of PPI therapy appropriate to the condition being treated.

Bone Fracture

Several published observational studies suggest that PPI therapy may be associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. The risk of fracture was increased in patients who received high-dose, defined as multiple daily doses, and long-term PPI therapy (a year or longer). Patients should use the lowest dose and shortest duration of PPI therapy appropriate to the conditions being treated. Patients at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures should be managed according to established treatment guidelines [see Dosage and Administration (2) and Adverse Reactions (6)].

Hypomagnesemia

Hypomagnesemia, symptomatic and asymptomatic, has been reported rarely in patients treated with PPIs for at least three months, in most cases after a year of therapy. Serious adverse events include tetany, arrhythmias, and seizures. In most patients, treatment of hypomagnesemia required magnesium replacement and discontinuation of the PPI.

For patients expected to be on prolonged treatment or who take PPIs with medications such as digoxin or drugs that may cause hypomagnesemia (e.g., diuretics), health care professionals may consider monitoring magnesium levels prior to initiation of PPI treatment and periodically [see Adverse Reactions (6.2)].

Concomitant Use of Dexilant with Methotrexate

Literature suggests that concomitant use of PPIs with methotrexate (primarily at high dose; see methotrexate prescribing information) may elevate and prolong serum levels of methotrexate and/or its metabolite, possibly leading to methotrexate toxicities. In high-dose methotrexate administration, a temporary withdrawal of the PPI may be considered in some patients [see Drug Interactions (7.5)].

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

The safety of Dexilant was evaluated in 4548 patients in controlled and uncontrolled clinical studies, including 863 patients treated for at least six months and 203 patients treated for one year. Patients ranged in age from 18 to 90 years (median age 48 years), with 54% female, 85% Caucasian, 8% Black, 4% Asian, and 3% other races. Six randomized controlled clinical trials were conducted for the treatment of EE, maintenance of healed EE, and symptomatic GERD, which included 896 patients on placebo, 455 patients on Dexilant 30 mg, 2218 patients on Dexilant 60 mg, and 1363 patients on lansoprazole 30 mg once daily.

Most Commonly Reported Adverse Reactions

The most common adverse reactions (≥2%) that occurred at a higher incidence for Dexilant than placebo in the controlled studies are presented in Table 2.

Table 2. Incidence of Adverse Reactions in Controlled Studies

Adverse Reaction

Placebo

(N=896)
%

Dexilant
30 mg

(N=455)
%

Dexilant
60 mg

(N=2218)
%

Dexilant
Total

(N=2621)
%

Lansoprazole
30 mg

(N=1363)
%

Diarrhea

2.9

5.1

4.7

4.8

3.2

Abdominal Pain

3.5

3.5

4.0

4.0

2.6

Nausea

2.6

3.3

2.8

2.9

1.8

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

0.8

2.9

1.7

1.9

0.8

Vomiting

0.8

2.2

1.4

1.6

1.1

Flatulence

0.6

2.6

1.4

1.6

1.2

Adverse Reactions Resulting in Discontinuation

In controlled clinical studies, the most common adverse reaction leading to discontinuation from Dexilant therapy was diarrhea (0.7%).

Other Adverse Reactions

Other adverse reactions that were reported in controlled studies at an incidence of less than 2% are listed below by body system:

Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders: anemia, lymphadenopathy

Cardiac Disorders: angina, arrhythmia, bradycardia, chest pain, edema, myocardial infarction, palpitation, tachycardia

Ear and Labyrinth Disorders: ear pain, tinnitus, vertigo

Endocrine Disorders: goiter

Eye Disorders: eye irritation, eye swelling

Gastrointestinal Disorders: abdominal discomfort, abdominal tenderness, abnormal feces, anal discomfort, Barrett's esophagus, bezoar, bowel sounds abnormal, breath odor, colitis microscopic, colonic polyp, constipation, dry mouth, duodenitis, dyspepsia, dysphagia, enteritis, eructation, esophagitis, gastric polyp, gastritis, gastroenteritis, gastrointestinal disorders, gastrointestinal hypermotility disorders, GERD, GI ulcers and perforation, hematemesis, hematochezia, hemorrhoids, impaired gastric emptying, irritable bowel syndrome, mucus stools, oral mucosal blistering, painful defecation, proctitis, paresthesia oral, rectal hemorrhage, retching

General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: adverse drug reaction, asthenia, chest pain, chills, feeling abnormal, inflammation, mucosal inflammation, nodule, pain, pyrexia

Hepatobiliary Disorders: biliary colic, cholelithiasis, hepatomegaly

Immune System Disorders: hypersensitivity

Infections and Infestations: candida infections, influenza, nasopharyngitis, oral herpes, pharyngitis, sinusitis, viral infection, vulvo-vaginal infection

Injury, Poisoning and Procedural Complications: falls, fractures, joint sprains, overdose, procedural pain, sunburn

Laboratory Investigations: ALP increased, ALT increased, AST increased, bilirubin decreased/increased, blood creatinine increased, blood gastrin increased, blood glucose increased, blood potassium increased, liver function test abnormal, platelet count decreased, total protein increased, weight increase

Metabolism and Nutrition Disorders: appetite changes, hypercalcemia, hypokalemia

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders: arthralgia, arthritis, muscle cramps, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia

Nervous System Disorders: altered taste, convulsion, dizziness, headaches, migraine, memory impairment, paresthesia, psychomotor hyperactivity, tremor, trigeminal neuralgia

Psychiatric Disorders: abnormal dreams, anxiety, depression, insomnia, libido changes

Renal and Urinary Disorders: dysuria, micturition urgency

Reproductive System and Breast Disorders: dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, menorrhagia, menstrual disorder

Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: aspiration, asthma, bronchitis, cough, dyspnoea, hiccups, hyperventilation, respiratory tract congestion, sore throat

Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: acne, dermatitis, erythema, pruritis, rash, skin lesion, urticaria

Vascular Disorders: deep vein thrombosis, hot flush, hypertension

Additional adverse reactions that were reported in a long-term uncontrolled study and were considered related to Dexilant by the treating physician included: anaphylaxis, auditory hallucination, B-cell lymphoma, bursitis, central obesity, cholecystitis acute, dehydration, diabetes mellitus, dysphonia, epistaxis, folliculitis, gout, herpes zoster, hyperlipidemia, hypothyroidism, increased neutrophils, MCHC decrease, neutropenia, rectal tenesmus, restless legs syndrome, somnolence, tonsillitis.

Other adverse reactions not observed with Dexilant, but occurring with the racemate lansoprazole can be found in the lansoprazole prescribing information, ADVERSE REACTIONS section.

Postmarketing Experience

The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval of Dexilant. As these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders: autoimmune hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Ear and Labyrinth Disorders: deafness

Eye Disorders: blurred vision

Gastrointestinal Disorders: oral edema, pancreatitis

General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: facial edema

Hepatobiliary Disorders: drug-induced hepatitis

Immune System Disorders: anaphylactic shock (requiring emergency intervention), exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis (some fatal)

Infections and Infestations: Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

Metabolism and Nutrition Disorders: hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia

Musculoskeletal System Disorders: bone fracture

Nervous System Disorders: cerebrovascular accident, transient ischemic attack

Renal and Urinary Disorders: acute renal failure

Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: pharyngeal edema, throat tightness

Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: generalized rash, leukocytoclastic vasculitis

Drug Interactions

Drugs with pH-Dependent Absorption Pharmacokinetics

Dexilant causes inhibition of gastric acid secretion. Dexilant is likely to substantially decrease the systemic concentrations of the HIV protease inhibitor atazanavir, which is dependent upon the presence of gastric acid for absorption, and may result in a loss of therapeutic effect of atazanavir and the development of HIV resistance. Therefore, Dexilant should not be co-administered with atazanavir.

Dexilant may interfere with the absorption of other drugs where gastric pH is an important determinant of oral bioavailability (e.g., ampicillin esters, digoxin, iron salts, ketoconazole, erlotinib).

Warfarin

Co-administration of Dexilant 90 mg and warfarin 25 mg did not affect the pharmacokinetics of warfarin or INR [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. However, there have been reports of increased INR and prothrombin time in patients receiving PPIs and warfarin concomitantly. Increases in INR and prothrombin time may lead to abnormal bleeding and even death. Patients treated with Dexilant and warfarin concomitantly may need to be monitored for increases in INR and prothrombin time.

Tacrolimus

Concomitant administration of dexlansoprazole and tacrolimus may increase whole blood levels of tacrolimus, especially in transplant patients who are intermediate or poor metabolizers of CYP2C19.

Clopidogrel

Concomitant administration of dexlansoprazole and clopidogrel in healthy subjects had no clinically important effect on exposure to the active metabolite of clopidogrel or clopidogrel-induced platelet inhibition [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. No dose adjustment of clopidogrel is necessary when administered with an approved dose of Dexilant.

Methotrexate

Case reports, published population pharmacokinetic studies, and retrospective analyses suggest that concomitant administration of PPIs and methotrexate (primarily at high dose; see methotrexate prescribing information) may elevate and prolong serum levels of methotrexate and/or its metabolite hydroxymethotrexate. However, no formal drug interaction studies of high-dose methotrexate with PPIs have been conducted [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)].

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Pregnancy

Teratogenic Effects

Pregnancy Category B. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with dexlansoprazole in pregnant women. There were no adverse fetal effects in animal reproduction studies of dexlansoprazole in rabbits. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, Dexilant should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

A reproduction study conducted in rabbits at oral dexlansoprazole doses up to approximately nine times the maximum recommended human dexlansoprazole dose (60 mg/day) revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to dexlansoprazole. In addition, reproduction studies performed in pregnant rats with oral lansoprazole at doses up to 40 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose and in pregnant rabbits at oral lansoprazole doses up to 16 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to lansoprazole [see Nonclinical Toxicology (13.2)].

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether dexlansoprazole is excreted in human milk. However, lansoprazole and its metabolites are present in rat milk following the administration of lansoprazole. As many drugs are excreted in human milk, and because of the potential for tumorigenicity shown for lansoprazole in rat carcinogenicity studies [see Nonclinical Toxicology (13.1)], a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of Dexilant in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age) have not been established.

Geriatric Use

In clinical studies of Dexilant, 11% of patients were aged 65 years and over. No overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between these patients and younger patients, and other reported clinical experience has not identified significant differences in responses between geriatric and younger patients, but greater sensitivity of some older individuals cannot be ruled out [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Renal Impairment

No dosage adjustment of Dexilant is necessary in patients with renal impairment. The pharmacokinetics of dexlansoprazole in patients with renal impairment are not expected to be altered since dexlansoprazole is extensively metabolized in the liver to inactive metabolites, and no parent drug is recovered in the urine following an oral dose of dexlansoprazole [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Hepatic Impairment

No dosage adjustment for Dexilant is necessary for patients with mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class A). Dexilant 30 mg should be considered 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 Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Overdosage

There have been no reports of significant overdose of Dexilant. Multiple doses of Dexilant 120 mg and a single dose of Dexilant 300 mg did not result in death or other severe adverse events. However, serious adverse events of hypertension have been reported in association with twice daily doses of Dexilant 60 mg. Non-serious adverse reactions observed with twice daily doses of Dexilant 60 mg include hot flashes, contusion, oropharyngeal pain, and weight loss. Dexlansoprazole is not expected to be removed from the circulation by hemodialysis. If an overdose occurs, treatment should be symptomatic and supportive.

Dexilant Description

The active ingredient in Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) delayed-release capsules, a proton pump inhibitor, is (+)-2-[(R)-{[3-methyl-4-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)pyridin-2-yl] methyl} sulfinyl]-1H-benzimidazole, a compound that inhibits gastric acid secretion. Dexlansoprazole is the R-enantiomer of lansoprazole (a racemic mixture of the R- and S-enantiomers). Its empirical formula is: C16H14F3N3O2S, with a molecular weight of 369.36. The structural formula is:

Dexlansoprazole is a white to nearly white crystalline powder which melts with decomposition at 140°C. Dexlansoprazole is freely soluble in dimethylformamide, methanol, dichloromethane, ethanol, and ethyl acetate; and soluble in acetonitrile; slightly soluble in ether; and very slightly soluble in water; and practically insoluble in hexane.

Dexlansoprazole is stable when exposed to light. Dexlansoprazole is more stable in neutral and alkaline conditions than acidic conditions.

Dexilant is supplied as a dual delayed-release formulation in capsules for oral administration. The capsules contain dexlansoprazole in a mixture of two types of enteric-coated granules with different pH-dependent dissolution profiles [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Dexilant is available in two dosage strengths: 30 mg and 60 mg, per capsule. Each capsule contains enteric-coated granules consisting of dexlansoprazole (active ingredient) and the following inactive ingredients: sugar spheres, magnesium carbonate, sucrose, low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, titanium dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose 2910, talc, methacrylic acid copolymers, polyethylene glycol 8000, triethyl citrate, polysorbate 80, and colloidal silicon dioxide. The components of the capsule shell include the following inactive ingredients: hypromellose, carrageenan and potassium chloride. Based on the capsule shell color, blue contains FD&C Blue No. 2 aluminum lake; gray contains black ferric oxide; and both contain titanium dioxide.

Dexilant - Clinical Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Dexlansoprazole is a PPI that suppresses gastric acid secretion by specific inhibition of the (H+,K+)-ATPase in the gastric parietal cell. By acting specifically on the proton pump, dexlansoprazole blocks the final step of acid production.

Pharmacodynamics

Antisecretory Activity

The effects of Dexilant 60 mg (n=20) or lansoprazole 30 mg (n=23) once daily for five days on 24 hour intragastric pH were assessed in healthy subjects in a multiple-dose crossover study. The results are summarized in Table 3.

Table 3. Effect on 24 Hour Intragastric pH on Day 5 After Administration of Dexilant or Lansoprazole

Dexilant 60 mg

Lansoprazole 30 mg

Mean Intragastric pH

4.55

4.13

% Time Intragastric pH >4 (hours)

71
(17 hours)

60
(14 hours)

Serum Gastrin Effects

The effect of Dexilant on serum gastrin concentrations was evaluated in approximately 3460 patients in clinical trials up to eight weeks and in 1023 patients for up to six to 12 months. The mean fasting gastrin concentrations increased from baseline during treatment with Dexilant 30 mg and 60 mg doses. In patients treated for more than six months, mean serum gastrin levels increased during approximately the first three months of treatment and were stable for the remainder of treatment. Mean serum gastrin levels returned to pre-treatment levels within one month of discontinuation of treatment.

Enterochromaffin-Like Cell (ECL) Effects

There were no reports of ECL cell hyperplasia in gastric biopsy specimens obtained from 653 patients treated with Dexilant 30 mg, 60 mg or 90 mg for up to 12 months.

During lifetime exposure of rats dosed daily with up to 150 mg/kg/day of lansoprazole, marked hypergastrinemia was observed followed by ECL cell proliferation and formation of carcinoid tumors, especially in female rats [see Nonclinical Toxicology (13.1)].

Effect on Cardiac Repolarization

A study was conducted to assess the potential of Dexilant to prolong the QT/QTc interval in healthy adult subjects. Dexilant doses of 90 mg or 300 mg did not delay cardiac repolarization compared to placebo. The positive control (moxifloxacin) produced statistically significantly greater mean maximum and time-averaged QT/QTc intervals compared to placebo.

Pharmacokinetics

The dual delayed release formulation of Dexilant results in a dexlansoprazole plasma concentration-time profile with two distinct peaks; the first peak occurs one to two hours after administration, followed by a second peak within four to five hours (see Figure 1). Dexlansoprazole is eliminated with a half-life of approximately one to two hours in healthy subjects and in patients with symptomatic GERD. No accumulation of dexlansoprazole occurs after multiple, once daily doses of Dexilant 30 mg or 60 mg, although mean AUCt and Cmax values of dexlansoprazole were slightly higher (less than 10%) on Day 5 than on Day 1.

Figure 1: Mean Plasma Dexlansoprazole Concentration - Time Profile Following Oral Administration of 30 or 60 mg Dexilant Once Daily for 5 Days in Healthy Subjects

The pharmacokinetics of dexlansoprazole are highly variable, with percent coefficient of variation (CV%) values for Cmax, AUC, and CL/F of greater than 30% (see Table 4).

Table 4. Mean (CV%) Pharmacokinetic Parameters for Subjects on Day 5 After Administration of Dexilant

Dose (mg)

Cmax

(ng/mL)

AUC24

(ng∙h/mL)

CL/F

(L/h)

30

658 (40%)

(N=44)

3275 (47%)

(N=43)

11.4 (48%)

(N=43)

60

1397 (51%)

(N=79)

6529 (60%)

(N=73)

11.6 (46%)

(N=41)

Absorption

After oral administration of Dexilant 30 mg or 60 mg to healthy subjects and symptomatic GERD patients, mean Cmax and AUC values of dexlansoprazole increased approximately dose proportionally (see Figure 1).

When granules of Dexilant 60 mg are mixed with water and dosed via NG tube or orally via syringe, the bioavailability (Cmax and AUC) of dexlansoprazole was similar to that when Dexilant 60 mg was administered as an intact capsule.

Distribution

Plasma protein binding of dexlansoprazole ranged from 96.1% to 98.8% in healthy subjects and was independent of concentration from 0.01 to 20 mcg/mL. The apparent volume of distribution (Vz/F) after multiple doses in symptomatic GERD patients was 40.3 L.

Metabolism

Dexlansoprazole is extensively metabolized in the liver by oxidation, reduction, and subsequent formation of sulfate, glucuronide and glutathione conjugates to inactive metabolites. Oxidative metabolites are formed by the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme system including hydroxylation mainly by CYP2C19, and oxidation to the sulfone by CYP3A4.

CYP2C19 is a polymorphic liver enzyme which exhibits three phenotypes in the metabolism of CYP2C19 substrates; extensive metabolizers (*1/*1), intermediate metabolizers (*1/mutant) and poor metabolizers (mutant/mutant). Dexlansoprazole is the major circulating component in plasma regardless of CYP2C19 metabolizer status. In CYP2C19 intermediate and extensive metabolizers, the major plasma metabolites are 5-hydroxy dexlansoprazole and its glucuronide conjugate, while in CYP2C19 poor metabolizers dexlansoprazole sulfone is the major plasma metabolite.

Elimination

Following the administration of Dexilant, no unchanged dexlansoprazole is excreted in urine. Following the administration of [14C] dexlansoprazole to six healthy male subjects, approximately 50.7% (standard deviation (SD): 9.0%) of the administered radioactivity was excreted in urine and 47.6% (SD: 7.3%) in the feces. Apparent clearance (CL/F) in healthy subjects was 11.4 to 11.6 L/h, respectively, after five days of 30 or 60 mg once daily administration.

Effect of Food on Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

In food-effect studies in healthy subjects receiving Dexilant under various fed conditions compared to fasting, increases in Cmax ranged from 12% to 55%, increases in AUC ranged from 9% to 37%, and tmax varied (ranging from a decrease of 0.7 hours to an increase of three hours). No significant differences in mean intragastric pH were observed between fasted and various fed conditions. However, the percentage of time intragastric pH exceeded four over the 24 hour dosing interval decreased slightly when Dexilant was administered after a meal (57%) relative to fasting (64%), primarily due to a decreased response in intragastric pH during the first four hours after dosing. Because of this, while Dexilant can be taken without regard to food, some patients may benefit from administering the dose prior to a meal if post-meal symptoms do not resolve under post-fed conditions.

Special Populations

Pediatric Use

The pharmacokinetics of dexlansoprazole in patients under the age of 18 years have not been studied.

Geriatric Use

The terminal elimination half-life of dexlansoprazole is significantly increased in geriatric subjects compared to younger subjects (2.23 and 1.5 hours, respectively); this difference is not clinically relevant. Dexlansoprazole exhibited higher systemic exposure (AUC) in geriatric subjects (34.5% higher) than younger subjects. No dosage adjustment is needed in geriatric patients [see Use in Specific Populations (8.5)].

Renal Impairment

Dexlansoprazole is extensively metabolized in the liver to inactive metabolites, and no parent drug is recovered in the urine following an oral dose of dexlansoprazole. Therefore, the pharmacokinetics of dexlansoprazole are not expected to be altered in patients with renal impairment, and no studies were conducted in subjects with renal impairment [see Use in Specific Populations (8.6)]. In addition, the pharmacokinetics of lansoprazole were studied in patients with mild, moderate or severe renal impairment; results demonstrated no need for a dose adjustment for this patient population.

Hepatic Impairment

In a study of 12 patients with moderately impaired hepatic function who received a single oral dose of Dexilant 60 mg, plasma exposure (AUC) of bound and unbound dexlansoprazole in the hepatic impairment group was approximately two times greater compared to subjects with normal hepatic function. This difference in exposure was not due to a difference in protein binding between the two liver function groups. No adjustment for Dexilant is necessary for patients with mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class A). Dexilant 30 mg should be considered 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)].

Gender

In a study of 12 male and 12 female healthy subjects who received a single oral dose of Dexilant 60 mg, females had higher systemic exposure (AUC) (42.8% higher) than males. No dosage adjustment is necessary in patients based on gender.

Drug-Drug Interactions

Warfarin

In a study of 20 healthy subjects, co-administration of Dexilant 90 mg once daily for 11 days with a single 25 mg oral dose of warfarin on Day 6 did not result in any significant differences in the pharmacokinetics of warfarin or INR compared to administration of warfarin with placebo. However, there have been reports of increased INR and prothrombin time in patients receiving PPIs and warfarin concomitantly [see Drug Interactions (7.2)].

Cytochrome P 450 Interactions

Dexlansoprazole is metabolized, in part, by CYP2C19 and CYP3A4 [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

In vitro studies have shown that dexlansoprazole is not likely to inhibit CYP isoforms 1A1, 1A2, 2A6, 2B6, 2C8, 2C9, 2D6, 2E1 or 3A4. As such, no clinically relevant interactions with drugs metabolized by these CYP enzymes would be expected. Furthermore, in vivo studies showed that Dexilant did not have an impact on the pharmacokinetics of coadministered phenytoin (CYP2C9 substrate) or theophylline (CYP1A2 substrate). The subjects' CYP1A2 genotypes in the drug-drug interaction study with theophylline were not determined. Although in vitro studies indicated that Dexilant has the potential to inhibit CYP2C19 in vivo, an in vivo drug-drug interaction study in mainly CYP2C19 extensive and intermediate metabolizers has shown that Dexilant does not affect the pharmacokinetics of diazepam (CYP2C19 substrate).

Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel is metabolized to its active metabolite in part by CYP2C19. A study of healthy subjects who were CYP2C19 extensive metabolizers, receiving once daily administration of clopidogrel 75 mg alone or concomitantly with Dexilant 60 mg (n=40), for nine days was conducted. The mean AUC of the active metabolite of clopidogrel was reduced by approximately 9% (mean AUC ratio was 91%, with 90% CI of 86-97%) when Dexilant was coadministered compared to administration of clopidogrel alone. Pharmacodynamic parameters were also measured and demonstrated that the change in inhibition of platelet aggregation (induced by 5 mcM ADP) was related to the change in the exposure to clopidogrel active metabolite. The clinical significance of this finding is not clear.

Pharmacogenomics

Effect of CYP2C19 Polymorphism on Systemic Exposure of Dexlansoprazole

Systemic exposure of dexlansoprazole is generally higher in intermediate and poor metabolizers. In male Japanese subjects who received a single dose of Dexilant 30 mg or 60 mg (N=2 to 6 subjects/group), mean dexlansoprazole Cmax and AUC values were up to two times higher in intermediate compared to extensive metabolizers; in poor metabolizers, mean Cmax was up to four times higher and mean AUC was up to 12 times higher compared to extensive metabolizers. Though such study was not conducted in Caucasians and African Americans, it is expected dexlansoprazole exposure in these races will be affected by CYP2C19 phenotypes as well.

Nonclinical Toxicology

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

The carcinogenic potential of dexlansoprazole was assessed using lansoprazole studies. In two 24-month carcinogenicity studies, Sprague-Dawley rats were treated orally with lansoprazole at doses of 5 to 150 mg/kg/day, about one to 40 times the exposure on a body surface (mg/m2) basis of a 50 kg person of average height [1.46 m2 body surface area (BSA)] given the recommended human dose of lansoprazole 30 mg/day.

Lansoprazole produced dose-related gastric ECL cell hyperplasia and ECL cell carcinoids in both male and female rats [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.2)].

In rats, lansoprazole also increased the incidence of intestinal metaplasia of the gastric epithelium in both sexes. In male rats, lansoprazole produced a dose-related increase of testicular interstitial cell adenomas. The incidence of these adenomas in rats receiving doses of 15 to 150 mg/kg/day (4 to 40 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose based on BSA) exceeded the low background incidence (range = 1.4 to 10%) for this strain of rat.

In a 24 month carcinogenicity study, CD-1 mice were treated orally with lansoprazole doses of 15 to 600 mg/kg/day, two to 80 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose based on BSA. Lansoprazole produced a dose-related increased incidence of gastric ECL cell hyperplasia. It also produced an increased incidence of liver tumors (hepatocellular adenoma plus carcinoma). The tumor incidences in male mice treated with 300 and 600 mg lansoprazole/kg/day (40 to 80 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose based on BSA) and female mice treated with 150 to 600 mg lansoprazole/kg/day (20 to 80 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose based on BSA) exceeded the ranges of background incidences in historical controls for this strain of mice. Lansoprazole treatment produced adenoma of rete testis in male mice receiving 75 to 600 mg/kg/day (10 to 80 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose based on BSA).

A 26 week p53 (+/-) transgenic mouse carcinogenicity study of lansoprazole was not positive.

Lansoprazole was positive in the Ames test and the in vitro human lymphocyte chromosomal aberration assay. Lansoprazole was not genotoxic in the ex vivo rat hepatocyte unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) test, the in vivo mouse micronucleus test or the rat bone marrow cell chromosomal aberration test.

Dexlansoprazole was positive in the Ames test and in the in vitro chromosome aberration test using Chinese hamster lung cells. Dexlansoprazole was negative in the in vivo mouse micronucleus test.

The potential effects of dexlansoprazole on fertility and reproductive performance were assessed using lansoprazole studies. Lansoprazole at oral doses up to 150 mg/kg/day (40 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose based on BSA) was found to have no effect on fertility and reproductive performance of male and female rats.

Animal Toxicology and/or Pharmacology

Reproductive Toxicology Studies

A reproduction study conducted in rabbits at oral dexlansoprazole doses up to 30 mg/kg/day (approximately nine times the maximum recommended human dexlansoprazole dose [60 mg/day] based on BSA) revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to dexlansoprazole. In addition, reproduction studies performed in pregnant rats with oral lansoprazole at doses up to 150 mg/kg/day (40 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose based on BSA) and in pregnant rabbits at oral lansoprazole doses up to 30 mg/kg/day (16 times the recommended human lansoprazole dose based on BSA) revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to lansoprazole.

Clinical Studies

Healing of Erosive Esophagitis

Two multi-center, double-blind, active-controlled, randomized, eight week studies were conducted in patients with endoscopically confirmed EE. Severity of the disease was classified based on the Los Angeles Classification Grading System (Grades A-D). Patients were randomized to one of the following three treatment groups: Dexilant 60 mg daily, Dexilant 90 mg daily or lansoprazole 30 mg daily. Patients who were H. pylori positive or who had Barrett's Esophagus and/or definite dysplastic changes at baseline were excluded from these studies. A total of 4092 patients were enrolled and ranged in age from 18 to 90 years (median age 48 years) with 54% male. Race was distributed as follows: 87% Caucasian, 5% Black and 8% other. Based on the Los Angeles Classification, 71% of patients had mild EE (Grades A and B) and 29% of patients had moderate to severe EE (Grades C and D) before treatment.

The studies were designed to test non-inferiority. If non-inferiority was demonstrated then superiority would be tested. Although non-inferiority was demonstrated in both studies, the finding of superiority in one study was not replicated in the other.

The proportion of patients with healed EE at Week 4 or 8 is presented below in Table 5.

*
Based on crude rate estimates, patients who did not have endoscopically documented healed EE and prematurely discontinued were considered not healed.
Patients with at least one post baseline endoscopy
Primary efficacy endpoint
§
Demonstrated non-inferiority to lansoprazole

Table 5. EE Healing Rates*: All Grades

Study

Number of Patients (N)

Treatment Group
(daily)

Week 4
% Healed

Week 8
% Healed

(95% CI) for the Treatment Difference (Dexilant–Lansoprazole) by Week 8

1

657

Dexilant 60 mg

70

87

(-1.5, 6.1)§

648

Lansoprazole 30 mg

65

85

   

2

639

Dexilant 60 mg

66

85

(2.2, 10.5)§

656

Lansoprazole 30 mg

65

79

   

CI = Confidence interval

Dexilant 90 mg was studied and did not provide additional clinical benefit over Dexilant 60 mg.

Maintenance of Healed Erosive Esophagitis

A multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study was conducted in patients who successfully completed an EE study and showed endoscopically confirmed healed EE. Maintenance of healing and symptom resolution over a six month period were evaluated with Dexilant 30 mg or 60 mg once daily compared to placebo. A total of 445 patients were enrolled and ranged in age from 18 to 85 years (median age 49 years), with 52% female. Race was distributed as follows: 90% Caucasian, 5% Black and 5% other.

Sixty-six percent of patients treated with 30 mg of Dexilant remained healed over the six-month time period as confirmed by endoscopy (see Table 6).

*
Based on crude rate estimates, patients who did not have endoscopically documented relapse and prematurely discontinued were considered to have relapsed
Patients with at least one post baseline endoscopy
Statistically significant vs placebo

Table 6. Maintenance Rates* of Healed EE at Month 6

Number of Patients
(N)

Treatment Group
(daily)

Maintenance Rate
(%)

125

Dexilant 30 mg

66.4

119

Placebo

14.3

Dexilant 60 mg was studied and did not provide additional clinical benefit over Dexilant 30 mg.

The effect of Dexilant 30 mg on maintenance of relief of heartburn was also evaluated. Upon entry into the maintenance study, a majority of patients' baseline heartburn severity was rated as none. Dexilant 30 mg demonstrated a statistically significantly higher percent of 24 hour heartburn-free periods compared to placebo over the six month treatment period (see Table 7). The majority of patients treated with placebo discontinued due to relapse of EE between month two and month six.

*
Secondary efficacy endpoint
Statistically significant vs placebo

Table 7. Median Percentage of 24 Hour Heartburn-Free Periods of the Maintenance of Healed EE Study

Overall Treatment*

Month 1

Month 6

Treatment Group
(daily)

N

Heartburn-Free 24-hour Periods
(%)

N

Heartburn-Free 24-hour Periods
(%)

N

Heartburn-Free 24-hour Periods
(%)

Dexilant 30 mg

132

96.1

126

96.7

80

98.3

Placebo

141

28.6

117

28.6

23

73.3

Symptomatic Non-Erosive GERD

A multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, four week study was conducted in patients with a diagnosis of symptomatic non-erosive GERD made primarily by presentation of symptoms. These patients who identified heartburn as their primary symptom, had a history of heartburn for 6 months or longer, had heartburn on at least four of seven days immediately prior to randomization and had no esophageal erosions as confirmed by endoscopy. However, patients with symptoms which were not acid-related may not have been excluded using these inclusion criteria. Patients were randomized to one of the following treatment groups: Dexilant 30 mg daily, 60 mg daily, or placebo. A total of 947 patients were enrolled and ranged in age from 18 to 86 years (median age 48 years) with 71% female. Race was distributed as follows: 82% Caucasian, 14% Black and 4% other.

Dexilant 30 mg provided statistically significantly greater percent of days with heartburn-free 24 hour periods over placebo as assessed by daily diary over four weeks (see Table 8). Dexilant 60 mg was studied and provided no additional clinical benefit over Dexilant 30 mg.

*
Statistically significant vs placebo

Table 8. Median Percentages of 24 Hour Heartburn-Free Periods During the 4 Week Treatment Period of the Symptomatic Non-Erosive GERD Study

N

Treatment Group
(daily)

Heartburn-Free
24-hour Periods
(%)

312

Dexilant 30 mg

54.9*

310

Placebo

18.5

A higher percentage of patients on Dexilant 30 mg had heartburn-free 24 hour periods compared to placebo as early as the first three days of treatment and this was sustained throughout the treatment period (percentage of patients on Day 3: Dexilant 38% versus placebo 15%; on Day 28: Dexilant 63% versus placebo 40%).

How Supplied/Storage and Handling

Dexilant delayed-release capsules, 30 mg, are opaque, blue and gray with TAP and "30" imprinted on the capsule and supplied as:

NDC Number Size

64764-171-11

Unit dose package of 100

64764-171-30

Bottle of 30

64764-171-90

Bottle of 90

64764-171-19

Bottle of 1000

Dexilant delayed-release capsules, 60 mg, are opaque, blue with TAP and "60" imprinted on the capsule and supplied as:

NDC Number Size

64764-175-11

Unit dose package of 100

64764-175-30

Bottle of 30

64764-175-90

Bottle of 90

64764-175-19

Bottle of 1000

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Patient Counseling Information

See FDA-approved patient labeling (Medication Guide and Instructions for Use)

To ensure the safe and effective use of Dexilant, this information and instructions provided in the FDA-Approved Medication Guide should be discussed with the patient.

Inform the patient to watch for signs of an allergic reaction as these could be serious and may require that Dexilant be discontinued.

Advise patients to immediately report and seek care for diarrhea that does not improve. This may be a sign of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].

Advise the patient to immediately report and seek care for any cardiovascular or neurological symptoms including palpitations, dizziness, seizures, and tetany as these may be signs of hypomagnesemia [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].

Advise the patient to tell their health care provider if they take atazanavir, tacrolimus, warfarin, methotrexate and drugs that are affected by gastric pH changes [see Drug Interactions (7)].

Advise the patient to follow the dosing instructions in the Medication Guide and inform the patient of the following administration options:

Dexilant is available as a delayed-release capsule.
Dexilant can be taken without regard to food.
Dexilant should be swallowed whole.
Dexilant should not be chewed.

Counsel patients who have difficulty swallowing capsules according to instructions provided in Dosage and Administration (2.3). Advise patients to follow the Instructions for Use that comes with the product.

MEDICATION GUIDE

Dexilant (decks-i-launt)
(dexlansoprazole)
delayed-release capsules

Read this Medication Guide before you start taking Dexilant and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is the most important information that I should know about Dexilant?

Dexilant may help your acid-related symptoms, but you could still have serious stomach problems. Talk with your doctor.

Dexilant can cause serious side effects, including:

Diarrhea. Dexilant may increase your risk of getting severe diarrhea. This diarrhea may be caused by an infection (Clostridium difficile) in your intestines.
 
Call your doctor right away if you have watery stool, stomach pain, and fever that does not go away.
Bone fractures. People who take multiple daily doses of proton pump inhibitor medicines for a long period of time (a year or longer) may have an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. You should take Dexilant exactly as prescribed, at the lowest dose possible for your treatment and for the shortest time needed. Talk to your doctor about your risk of bone fracture if you take Dexilant.

Dexilant can have other serious side effects. See “What are the possible side effects of Dexilant?”

What is Dexilant?

Dexilant is a prescription medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Dexilant reduces the amount of acid in your stomach.

Dexilant is used in adults:

for up to 8 weeks to heal acid-related damage to the lining of the esophagus (called erosive esophagitis or EE).
for up to 6 months to continue healing of erosive esophagitis and relief of heartburn.
for 4 weeks to treat heartburn related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

GERD happens when acid from your stomach enters the tube (esophagus) that connects your mouth to your stomach. This may cause a burning feeling in your chest or throat, sour taste or burping.

It is not known if Dexilant is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Who should not take Dexilant?

Do not take Dexilant if you are allergic to dexlansoprazole or any of the other ingredients in Dexilant. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in Dexilant.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Dexilant?

Before you take Dexilant, tell your doctor if you:

have been told that you have low magnesium levels in your blood
have liver problems
have any other medical conditions
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Dexilant will harm your unborn baby.
are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if Dexilant passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take Dexilant or breastfeed. You should not do both. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take Dexilant.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Dexilant may affect how other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Dexilant works.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

an antibiotic that contains ampicillin
atazanavir (Reyataz)
erlotinib (Tarceva)
digoxin (Lanoxin)
a product that contains iron
ketoconazole (Nizoral)
warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
tacrolimus (Prograf)
methotrexate

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines, if you are not sure.

Know the medicines that you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take Dexilant?

Take Dexilant exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not change your dose or stop taking Dexilant without talking to your doctor first.
You can take Dexilant with or without food.
Swallow Dexilant capsules whole. Do not chew Dexilant capsules or the granules that are in the capsules.
If you have trouble swallowing Dexilant capsules whole, you can open the capsules and sprinkle the contents on a tablespoon of applesauce.
 
See the “Instructions for Use” at the end of this Medication Guide for instructions about how to take Dexilant capsules with applesauce, and how to give Dexilant capsules using an oral syringe or through a nasogastric tube.
If you forget to take a dose of Dexilant, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose on time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose.
If you take too much Dexilant, call your doctor right away or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

What are the possible side effects of Dexilant?

Dexilant may cause serious side effects, including:

See “What is the most important information I should know about Dexilant?”
Low magnesium levels in your body. This problem can be serious. Low magnesium can happen in some people who take a proton pump inhibitor medicine for at least 3 months. If low magnesium levels happen, it is usually after a year of treatment. You may or may not have symptoms of low magnesium.

Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of these symptoms:

seizures
dizziness
abnormal or fast heartbeat
jitteriness
jerking movements or shaking (tremors)
muscle weakness
spasms of the hands and feet
cramps or muscle aches
spasm of the voice box

Your doctor may check the level of magnesium in your body before you start taking Dexilant, or during treatment, if you will be taking Dexilant for a long period of time.

The most common side effects of Dexilant include:

diarrhea
stomach pain
nausea
common cold
vomiting
gas

Other side effects:

Serious allergic reactions. Tell your doctor if you get any of the following symptoms with Dexilant:
rash
face swelling
throat tightness
difficulty breathing

Your doctor may stop Dexilant if these symptoms happen.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Dexilant. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Dexilant?

Store Dexilant at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).

Keep Dexilant and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about Dexilant

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Dexilant for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Dexilant to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Dexilant. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Dexilant that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information, go to www.Dexilant.com or call 1-877-825-3327.

What are the ingredients in Dexilant?

Active ingredient: dexlansoprazole.

Inactive ingredients: sugar spheres, magnesium carbonate, sucrose, low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, titanium dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose 2910, talc, methacrylic acid copolymers, polyethylene glycol 8000, triethyl citrate, polysorbate 80, and colloidal silicon dioxide. The capsule shell is made of hypromellose, carrageenan and potassium chloride. Based on the capsule shell color, blue contains FD&C Blue No. 2 aluminum lake; gray contains black ferric oxide; and both contain titanium dioxide.

Instructions for Use

Dexilant may be taken with or without food.
Swallow Dexilant capsules whole.
Do not chew Dexilant capsules or the granules that are in the capsules.

If you have trouble swallowing Dexilant capsules whole, you may take or give them as follows:

Taking Dexilant with applesauce:

1.
Place 1 tablespoon of applesauce into a clean container.
2.
Carefully open the capsule and sprinkle the granules onto the applesauce.
3.
Swallow the applesauce and granules right away. Do not chew the granules. Do not save the applesauce and granules for later use.

Giving Dexilant with water using an oral syringe:

1.
Place 20 mL of water into a clean container.
2.
Carefully open the capsule and empty the granules into the container of water.
3.
Use an oral syringe to draw up the water and granule mixture.
4.
Gently swirl the syringe to keep the granules from settling.
5.
Give the mixture into the mouth right away. Do not save the water and granule mixture for later use.
6.
Refill the syringe with 10 mL of water and swirl gently. Give the water into the mouth.
7.
Repeat step 6 above.

Giving Dexilant with water through a nasogastric tube (NG tube):

For people who have a nasogastric (NG) tube that is size 16 French or larger, Dexilant may be given as follows:

1.
Place 20 mL of water into a clean container.
2.
Carefully open the capsule and empty the granules into the container of water.
3.
Use a 60 mL catheter-tip syringe to draw up the water and granule mixture.
4.
Gently swirl the syringe to keep the granules from settling.
5.
Connect the catheter-tip syringe to the nasogastric tube.
6.
Give the mixture right away through the nasogastric tube into the stomach. Do not save the water and granule mixture for later use.
7.
Refill the syringe with 10 mL of water and swirl gently. Flush the nasogastric tube with the water.
8.
Repeat step 7 above.

This Medication Guide and Instructions for Use have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Distributed by:

Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Deerfield, IL 60015

Revised: August 2013

Dexilant is a trademark of Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. registered with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and used under license by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

All other trademark names are the property of their respective owners.

©2009-2013 Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

DEX006 R20

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 30 mg Capsule Bottle Label

NDC 64764-171-30

Rx only

30 Capsules

Dexilant
dexlansoprazole
delayed release
capsules

Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient

30 mg

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 60 mg Capsule Bottle Label

NDC 64764-175-30

Rx only

30 Capsules

Dexilant
dexlansoprazole
delayed release
capsules

Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient

60 mg

Dexilant 
dexlansoprazole capsule, delayed release
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:64764-171
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
dexlansoprazole (dexlansoprazole) dexlansoprazole 30 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
Methacrylic Acid - Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer (1:1)  
Methacrylic Acid - Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer (1:2)  
Methacrylic Acid - Ethyl Acrylate Copolymer (1:1) Type A  
magnesium carbonate  
sucrose  
hydroxypropyl cellulose, low substituted  
titanium dioxide  
HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE (TYPE H)  
HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA.S)  
talc  
polyethylene glycol 8000  
triethyl citrate  
polysorbate 80  
silicon dioxide  
carrageenan  
potassium chloride  
ferric oxide red  
aluminum oxide  
FD&C Blue No. 2  
Product Characteristics
Color BLUE (opaque) , GRAY (opaque) Score no score
Shape CAPSULE Size 16mm
Flavor Imprint Code TAP;30
Contains         
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:64764-171-30 30 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
2 NDC:64764-171-90 90 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
3 NDC:64764-171-19 1000 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
4 NDC:64764-171-11 10 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
4 10 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BLISTER PACK
5 NDC:64764-171-01 5 BLISTER PACK in 1 TRAY
5 4 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BLISTER PACK
6 NDC:64764-171-00 7 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
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Dexilant 
dexlansoprazole capsule, delayed release
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:64764-175
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
dexlansoprazole (dexlansoprazole) dexlansoprazole 60 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
Methacrylic Acid - Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer (1:1)  
Methacrylic Acid - Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer (1:2)  
Methacrylic Acid - Ethyl Acrylate Copolymer (1:1) Type A  
magnesium carbonate  
sucrose  
hydroxypropyl cellulose, low substituted  
titanium dioxide  
HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE (TYPE H)  
HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA.S)  
talc  
polyethylene glycol 8000  
triethyl citrate  
polysorbate 80  
silicon dioxide  
carrageenan  
potassium chloride  
aluminum oxide  
FD&C Blue No. 2  
Product Characteristics
Color BLUE (opaque) Score no score
Shape CAPSULE Size 18mm
Flavor Imprint Code TAP;60
Contains         
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:64764-175-30 30 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
2 NDC:64764-175-90 90 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
3 NDC:64764-175-19 1000 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
4 NDC:64764-175-11 10 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
4 10 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BLISTER PACK
5 NDC:64764-175-01 5 BLISTER PACK in 1 TRAY
5 4 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BLISTER PACK
6 NDC:64764-175-00 7 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
7 NDC:64764-175-02 30 CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
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Labeler - Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. (830134016)
Revised: 08/2013
 
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