What should I know about dexlansoprazole before taking it?

Before taking dexlansoprazole, you should understand that the drug can cause allergic reactions, drug interactions and complications in some people with certain disorders. People with liver disease may not be able to take dexlansoprazole. Proton pump inhibitors also have been known to increase the risk of developing a bone fracture. You should also tell your doctor if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia. You need to tell your doctor about your complete medical history before you take dexlansoprazole. It may interact with ampicillin, atazanavir, clopidogrel, digoxin, ketoconazole, blood thinners and iron medications. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements, before starting dexlansoprazole.

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