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What is dexlansoprazole?

Dexlansoprazole is used to heal irritation of the esophagus caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is associated with excessive acidity in the stomach and dexlansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces acid production. It is a prescription drug known by the brand name Dexilant (previously Kapidex). A generic version of the drug is not available.

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