I was on 60mg Dexilant for about 3 years and was also told by my doctor to wean off of it. He said that Dexilant is supposed to "teach" your body to produce less acid. That after long term use I could take it every other day... every three days and less and less. Also- diet is a huge consideration. I have completely stopped drinking alcohol and I am on a very alkaline diet. Which I could go on about. I stopped taking the 60mg Dexilant- all together about 2 weeks ago and I switched to 20 mg of an over the counter - time release omeprazole - as needed. Let me tell you.. IT'S WORKING! I barely have to take it! I thought maybe it was because there's still alot of Dexilant in my system but I'm reading it leaves your system in a matter of 24-48 hours (correct me if I'm wrong). I went from incredibly painful heartburn that felt like I was having a heart attack.. to feeling completely normal and all together so much healthier being on an alkaline diet. It DID take 3 years to get here though. To other GERD sufferers- I know your pain! Keep trying until you figure out what's right for you! DIET is VERY important!
- Dexilant Information for Consumers
- Dexilant Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dexilant (detailed)
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