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Kapidex Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 23, 2021.

Generic name: dexlansoprazole 30mg
Dosage form: capsule, delayed release

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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.