Dexlansoprazole has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies at high human doses have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Dexlansoprazole should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
There are no data on the excretion of dexlansoprazole into humanmilk. Dexlansoprazole and its metabolites are excreted into the milk of rats. The manufacturer suggests that, because of the risk of tumorigenicity in animals, and due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinuenursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
Since the full risks of using dexlansoprazoleduringpregnancy are not known, you should also tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant.
What should I know before takingdexlansoprazoleoral?
If you are:
Possibly Safe: NO ADEQUATE CONTROLLED HUMAN STUDIES;NO ADVERSE REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS IN ANIMALS
Precaution: CAUTION ADVISED;SIMILAR DRUG LANSOPRAZOLE EXCRETED IN RAT;TUMORIGENIC IN RATS
An adult over 60:
Precaution: FRACTURE RISK W/ HIGH DOSE OR PROLONG. USE >1 YEAR. C.DIFFICILE RISK
This medication is used to treat the panic and anxiety symptoms associated with panic disorder. Alprazolam belongs xanax to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).
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This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as seizures) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually of Alprazolam. Report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your dose may be gradually increased until the drug starts working well. Follow your doctor’s instructions closely to reduce the risk of side effects.
Along with its benefits, this medication may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction). This risk may be increased if you have abused alcohol or drugs in the past. Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lessen the risk of addiction.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well with xanax .
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.