Kapidex / Pronunciation Generic Name: dexlansoprazole (DEX lan SOE pra zol) Brand Names: Kapidex What is Kapidex? What is Kapidex?
Kapidex decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Kapidex is used to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and to heal erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid).
Kapidex may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Important information about Kapidex
Before taking Kapidex, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have liver disease. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Kapidex. Take this medicine for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before your treatment is completed.
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When treating heartburn, Kapidex is usually given for 4 weeks. To best heal erosive esophagitis, you may need to take this medicine for several months. Follow your doctor‘s instructions.
Heartburn can be confused with early symptoms of heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, dizziness, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, sweating, nausea or vomiting, and a general ill feeling.
Before taking Kapidex
You should not use Kapidex if you are allergic to dexlansoprazole. Before taking Kapidex, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have liver disease. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Kapidex.
FDA pregnancy category B. Kapidex is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether dexlansoprazole passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of Kapidex is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while taking Kapidex?
Follow your doctor‘s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using Kapidex.