I'm on Dexilant 60 mg since August 15. This is the first time in months that I have found relief from burning throat and upper esophagus, acid taste, coated tongue, etc. The relief was immediately.
Dexilant works better than the other PPIs I've taken. Only big problem is my back, hip joints and muscles hurt. This started 2 days after starting the Dexilant.
I also started sucralfate (generic Carafate) last Wednesday, Aug 31st.
My GI doctor told me it's possible I'll be able to get off the PPI if the sucralfate works.
I'm hoping I can taper off the Dexilant. I started it on August 15th and really don't know when to start tapering off. I don't want to jump-the-gun so to speak.
I read somewhere that you can purchase capsules from the pharmacy. I'd like to split the 60 mg PPI dose to 30 mgs.
Anyone have a suggestion how long I should stay on Dexilant before beginning to taper off and dividing the dose? (I have a 3 month supply on hand.)
I could ask my doctor but he doesn't have the personal experience as everyone on this board has.
Thank you kindly.
Spoke too soon. Burning is back full force today.
Post Edited (chaoticme) : 9/3/2011 9:57:42 AM (GMT-6)