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Drugs reference index «Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules»

Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules

Generic Name: Dexlansoprazole (DEX-lan-SOE-pra-zole)Brand Name: Kapidex

Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules are used for:

Healing and maintaining healing of irritation of the esophagus. It is also used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (eg, heartburn). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules are a proton pump inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Do NOT use Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules
  • you are taking atazanavir or dasatinib

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules:

Some medical conditions may interact with Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have liver problems or stomach or bowel cancer

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Voriconazole because it may increase the risk of Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules's side effects
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), digoxin, or saquinavir because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules
  • Ampicillin, azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), clopidogrel, dasatinib, erlotinib, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, atazanavir), iron, or theophylline because their effectiveness may be decreased by Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules:

Use Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet is available with Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Take Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules by mouth with or without food.
  • Swallow Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. If you cannot swallow the capsule whole, you may open it and sprinkle the contents over a spoonful of applesauce. Mix the medicine with the applesauce and swallow the mixture right away, followed by a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine before swallowing. Do not store the mixture for future use.
  • Continue to take Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules.

Important safety information:

  • Contact your doctor if you have any symptoms of a bleeding ulcer, such as black, tarry stools or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; or if you experience throat pain, chest pain, severe stomach pain, or trouble swallowing.
  • Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 18 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules while you are pregnant. It is not known if Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules are found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules.

Possible side effects of Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; gas; nausea; stomach pain; upper respiratory tract infection; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); calf pain, swelling, or tenderness; chest pain; depression; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; numbness of an arm or leg; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizure; shortness of breath; sudden, severe vomiting or dizziness; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision changes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules:

Store Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Kapidex Delayed-Release Capsules. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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