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Kapidex Delayed Release Capsules

Kapidex Delayed Release Capsules

PATIENT INFORMATION

KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules)
(cap-i-decks)
(dexlansoprazole) delayed release capsules

Please read this information carefully before you start taking KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) . Also, read this information each time you refill your prescription, in case anything has changed. Remember, this information does not take the place of talking with your doctor.

What is KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) ?

KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) is a medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Take it for as long as your doctor tells you. KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) reduces the amount of acid in your stomach.

KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) is used in adults:

  • To treat heartburn related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • To heal acid-related damage to the lining of the esophagus (called erosive esophagitis or EE).
  • To stop erosive esophagitis from coming back.

What is GERD and EE?

GERD happens when acid from your stomach enters the tube (esophagus) that connects your mouth to your stomach. This may cause a burning feeling in your chest or throat, sour taste or burping.

In some cases, acid can damage the lining of your esophagus. This damage is called erosive esophagitis or EE.

Who Should Not Take KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) ?

The active ingredient in KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) is dexlansoprazole. You should not take KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) if you are allergic to KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) or any of its ingredients [see What is in KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) ?].

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before and While I Take KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) ?

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions. Be sure to tell your doctor if you:

  • Are pregnant or could be pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have liver problems

Tell your doctor about all your medicines, including any prescription and any non-prescription medicines, herbal remedies, and vitamins.

KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) and certain other medicines can affect each other. Before taking KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) , tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • ampicillin
  • atazanavir
  • digoxin
  • iron
  • ketoconazole
  • warfarin

How Should I Take KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) ?

Take this medicine exactly as it was prescribed and for the full length of time.

You can take KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) with or without food.

KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) should be swallowed whole.

KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) capsules can also be opened and the contents sprinkled on a tablespoon of applesauce. Swallow immediately.

If you miss a dose of KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) , take your KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) as soon as you remember. If you think you took too much medicine, call your doctor.

What Are the Possible Side Effects of KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) ?

Allergic reactions have been reported with KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) . Some of these reactions can be serious, so tell your doctor if you develop a rash or your face swells. Your doctor may stop KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) if these symptoms occur

The most common side effects of KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) were diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, common cold, vomiting and gas. There are other less common side effects. If you have any symptoms, be sure to tell your doctor about them.

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the above side effects or any other side effects that worry you while using KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) . Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What Else Should I Know When Taking KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) ?

KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) may stop your pain and other acid related symptoms, but you could still have serious stomach problems.

General Information

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions other than those listed in the patient labeling. Do not give KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. Ask your doctor about any concerns you may have or if you want more information about KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) . Keep KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) and all other medicines out of the reach of children. Store KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) at room temperature. For full product information, call 1-877-825-3327.

What is in KAPIDEX (dexlansoprazole delayed release capsules) ?

Active ingredient: dexlansoprazole.

Inactive ingredients: sugar spheres, magnesium carbonate, sucrose, low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, titanium dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose 2910, talc, methacrylic acid copolymer, polyethylene glycol 8000, triethyl citrate, polysorbate 80, and colloidal silicon dioxide. The capsule shell is made of hypromellose, carrageenan and potassium chloride. Based on the capsule shell color, blue contains FD&C Blue No. 2 and aluminum lake; gray contains ferric oxide and aluminum lake; and both contain titanium dioxide.

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/14/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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