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For GERD "First week in to taking this drug was perfect. Second week onwards I suffered from nausea, fatigue, body ache, diarrhea, etc... I would recommend to stop this medication once side effects kick in. Other side effects I experienced were stomach ache, feeling weak and feeling uncomfortable swallowing food."

   
1.0

Shehada (taken for less than 1 month) September 8, 2017

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For GERD "Was getting bad acid reflux within minutes of eating. After my EGD showed ulcers and inflammation my doctor put me on Dexilant 60 and within 2 days it was gone. My follow-up EGD showed no signs of ulcers, though I still have gastritis."

   
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lz30 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 6, 2017

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For GERD "It all started well but about 3 days into the process of taking Dexilant 60mg once a day, all hell broke loose. I had explosive diarrhea and also had the feeling of wanting to vomit. I stopped taking the meds. After my endo and colonoscopy, my Gastroenterologist returned me to a lower 30mg dose. I already had my misgivings on the meds but as a good patient followed my Gastroenterologist's prescription. Right on the first dose I again experienced loose bowel movement as in every 15 to 20 minutes of watery discharge. I also immediately felt weak. This med gave such an adversed side effect that I decided not to take it anymore whatever wrath comes when I see my GE again. Plus it is very expensive."

   
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Jeffrey Tan June 7, 2017

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For GERD "I've taken Dexilant for 3 years and have had excellent results with no real side effects. Before that I was on Nexium for 8 years, but for some reason it became less effective for me and I ended up with serious esophagaitis (complicated by hiatal hernia). My doctor took me off Nexium, and I tried to survive for about 6 months on OTC antacids and modified diet. This did not work...I changed gastroenterologists and the new one prescribed Dexilant. It has worked very well for me ever since. My only issue has been stomach gas, not sure if that is a side effect or not. I also have to limit certain foods like onion, garlic, and similar "gassy" foods. The GERD is well controlled now, bottom line."

   
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SnoopDave (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 29, 2017

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For GERD "I have severe stomach issues, acid reflux, hiatal hernia and could not remember a day without indigestion non stop. Also just diagnosed with celiac disease. I had endoscopy and Dr put me in Dexilant 60 mg per day. After battle with insurance went from $360 to $60 with my insurance. I took it and was amazed no more indigestion or acid reflux. I was so happy but about a week or less into beginning this I am now hurting all over especially in my arms, chest and back. At first thought was getting the flu. Nothing helps with pain. Over the counter or prescription pain meds...nothing is helping. Was so sick one day last week could not go to work. Been searching online to see if the Dexilant is causing this and wondering how dangerous it might be"

RaggedyAnn211 (taken for less than 1 month) April 3, 2017

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For Barrett's Esophagus "I have weight loss surgery and was told my GERD would be cured after my surgery. Well they lied and it's actually worse. Dexilant is the only med that takes the edge off. However, it is so expensive. When I was on Obama care I paid over $300 a month for it. However, I have no choice but to take it or not eat. It's always a fight with me insurance company. I wish they would make a generic or make it cheaper. Hoping it is helping my barrettes esophagus so I don't get cancer."

   
8.0

AmandaNZacha (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 13, 2017

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For GERD "I had endoscopy Thanks Goodness its not an ulcer or H.pylori. Since diagnosed with mild gastritis but then doctor gave me Dexilant, domperidone and Gaviscon . Its compulsory to take Dexilant everyday for 2 weeks , but then I had nausea all day, diarrhea 3-4 times a day, my body getting weak and no appetite, its getting worse in the office due to the side effect . After 10 days , I stopped. I could not take it anymore although nurse asking me to continue it. The day after, I could eat without having nausea anymore, I don't even need to go bathroom every time everyday. If you experience same thing like me, STOP it because your body has rejected and caused weak, body aches and cramps, nausea diarrhea. Trust me"

   
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ria winata (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2017

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For GERD "I know some people of had terrible experiences with this medication I however have had phenomenal results. Within my GERD had greatly subsided. I'm down to taking it every other day and I have had no problems whatsoever. I've tried everything else and nothing else worked."

   
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Deb2234 February 28, 2017

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For GERD "This stuff is really awful. Within a week tore my bicep, Hands felt like cerebral palsy set in. Absolutely the worst medicine I have ever taken!!! Beware beware beware!!!"

   
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James Bond 2000000 January 28, 2017

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For GERD "I am really an odd duck on this site! I had no stomach problems what so ever when I began taking Dexilant. I had been diagnosed with RA and were starting the RA regiment of drugs. My doc thought it might be wise to put a layer between those drugs and my stomach lining. All went along fine until we changed insurance companies and the new one would not pay for Dexilant. Now I have problems. At first my doc wrote to the insurance company to appeal their decision about Dexilant. While we waited he kept giving me samples to hold me over. Now out, nausea horrible. Test after test reveals nothing. Thanks"

   
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BumperPoolChamp January 5, 2017

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For GERD "After years of nsaids use and no stomach protection, my stomach was in such pain. I felt like I litteraly had the Alien digging out. It was so painful I writhed in pain pleading to just die already. This lasted for four years and worsened and seemed to age me from the stress of it, even smelling something spicy set her off, burning with acid indigestion to the point I couldn't breathe after associated with severe bloating and a painful lump that I swore was a tumor hanging on my stomach ( hence the Alien ). After several test, all neg except anemia, poss. Mild blockage resolved and Linzess meds, IBSC or CIC. So I'm going to go Paleo diet. Still bloating up. But almost pain free for two weeks after years."

   
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Mouseinthe house (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 8, 2016

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For GERD "Nothing worked for me until my doctor gave me samples of Dexilant. I had tried everything over the years. My world changed, the pain went away, and I have no side effects. I know it's very expensive and I have to get authorization from my insurance company, but it's well worth it. I wouldn't be able to function on a daily basis without it."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 30, 2016

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For GERD "Dexilant works for my acid reflux but sometimes loose stool and sometimes I just feel like I have to go to the bathroom. I had gallbladder surgery a couple years ago sometimes still have upset stomach. I was on Prilosec I was I had stayed on the Prilosec. I had two colonoscopy and two upper GI endoscopy and in September I had a upper GI imagery study on my stomach all my test came back negative. I have a gastroenterology appointment on Dec 7th."

Milltime November 24, 2016

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For GERD "started 2 weeks ago with this dexilant, ever since then my symtoms got worse, dizzy, stomach and lower back pain, hard to swallow food, passing gas and burping a lot more. Would not recommend this drug to my enemy. If I knew what this drug did for me that made it worse I would of not taken it. Worst drug on the market, and they want $300.00for a month for this pill, NO WAY. Not me. No wonder why my insurance would not cover it. Believe me if you are taking it and feel more sick then you did, STOP TAKING IT. With a few days when the drug gets out of your system you will feel better and you will not have to see dr or keep going to hospital and they find nothing wrong with you."

   
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Duane Hawkins (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 16, 2016

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For GERD "The most horrible drug I ever took.. Went to the bathroom nonstop, food allergies, difficulty swallowing, severe headache, fatigue, muscle aches anxiety, ibs bloating, weight loss such a terrible expierenced.."

   
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Laila212 October 1, 2016

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For GERD "I have been taking Dexilant 60 mg for more than 3 years after taking Nexium for 9 years for GERD. The Nexium quit working so I went on the Dexilant and it saved my life. I started with one every 3 days, then every 2 days and once a day now. I had some anxiety attacks last spring and did not think it had anything to do with this drug. After reading some of the comments it is possible, but has been ok all summer. I am 60 and rode a motorcycle from Seattle to Los Angles in July and traveled Europe in August and Sept. with no acid reflux problems. Just back in Florida after a trip to Vegas and can eat or drink anything. No problems with alcohol, milk or spicy food. Without it I am up all night eating Tums every hour. Good Luck!"

   
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PTF September 30, 2016

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For GERD "I was prescribed this for GERD caused by gastroparesis. After 1 week I developed severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas and vomiting. I also felt short of breath, anxious and dizzy. I stopped this medicine and will never take again. I would not recommend this medicine to anyone ever. Wish I could give it a 0."

   
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KyKellyK (taken for less than 1 month) September 15, 2016

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For GERD "So I have been struggling with heartburn Prilosec was working sometime but not all the time. Dr prescribed me dexilant! Took it for the first time yesterday. Only been one day I know but I truly think this is the devil drug. Heartburn was gone BUT the side effects are worse. Terrible stomach cramps all night and woke up with diaherra. Couldn't even go to work. Will not take no more of this. I only got it for $20 bc of coupon."

   
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Kf tired (taken for less than 1 month) September 1, 2016

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For Barrett's Esophagus "I've been taking Dexilant for about eight years. I've tried the other drugs for this diagnosis. Without Dexilant, the pain from acid reflux is so excruciating it has nearly brought me to my knees. I'm on Medicare and pay $100 a month for this drug, but it's worth every penny."

   
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Saoirse1 (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 16, 2016

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For GERD "The medicine has helped my indigestion pain but it has caused bloating, stomach cramps, and diarrhea."

Jennifer Marie August 8, 2016

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For GERD "My experience has been better than my preexisting condition. I was prescribed a 25 day dose of Dexilant in order to treat some possible ulcers and gastritis in my intestines. I was having severe abdominal pain. A week in, the medicine had treated the pain quite effectively. I only get mild cramping now and then. I have experienced some side effects, including diarrhea, back pain, and a slight irregular heartbeat. However, it has mitigated the stomach pain quite well, and my symptoms seem to be slowly improving. Good for short term treatment, but I wouldn't recommend long term treatment (at least for ulcers or gastritis) due to side effects."

   
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Pinking June 29, 2016

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For GERD "I 've had severe acid reflux for 15 years. tried every ppi out there. Several years ago I was prescribed Dexilant 60 mg once daily. I thought it worked very well. Then, adverse effects came in such as leg,hand and feet cramping. I developed headaches , and my magnesium level is at 0.5 critical at this point. I was hospitalized two days ago with severe muscle cramps in my back. thought it was kidney stones. I have not been able to move freely and my quality of life has changed dramatically. I have been prescribed Valium 40mg a day to be able to sleep and move around. If someone had told me that this drug would cause these effects in the future, I PROMISE you I would never have taken it to start. there is a dependency issue too."

   
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SCFP June 28, 2016

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For GERD "I have severe acid reflex for the past 10 years and always have struggled finding relief until I found this medication back when it was called Kapidex, the name was changed because it sounded to much like the medication Aciphex. I started off taking over the counter medication, then went on to Prevacid when it was prescription at a very high dose. The beauty of this medication, unlike most other medications in the same category, when taken it begins to work and usually works for me longer than 24 hours, so if I miss a dose I do not have to worry my stomach will hurt and have diarrhea. The only downside to this medication and others like it is the depletion of calcium in the bones making a broken bone easier to obtain."

   
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Foxtrotz (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 24, 2016

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For GERD "I have been taking Prilosec for years but noticed that lately it doesn't seem to be as effective. I went to a new GE who gave me samples of Dexilant to try. I took one 60 mg pill yesterday afternoon and in the middle of the night I developed horrible muscle cramping in my lower back and legs that had me in tears. I couldn't get out of bed all day today and when I finally got up and ate a little bit I developed painful abdominal cramping and explosive diarrhea. It has been going on for hours now. All of this after one dose! I rarely ever have problems with side effects of medications. I will NEVER take this stuff again! I just wish I had tried the doctor's samples for a few days before I picked up the prescription."

   
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Crzycatlady (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2016

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For GERD "I personally had a terrible experience with Dexilant. I have acid reflux and an eroded esophagus, and my GI recommended that I take Dexilant to help lessen my conditions because no other PPIs were working thus far. Dexilant seemed to help my acid reflux, but after a few weeks of being on it, I found myself becoming extremely anxious and depressed. I was crying all the time and having multiple panic attacks every week and sometimes multiple every day. This is the lowest I have ever been, and for months I thought I was going crazy. The moment I realized Dexilant was causing my emotional problems, I got off of it. However, the side effects took several months to dissipate. I would not recommend Dexilant to anyone."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 31, 2016

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