Dexlansoprazole (trade names Dexilant) is a prescription medication used to treat acid-related damage to the lining of the esophagus (erosive esophagitis, or EE) and heartburn related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults. Dexlansoprazole belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI), which reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.

Dexlansoprazole precautions. Before taking dexlansoprazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to similar drugs (such as lansoprazole, omeprazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, lupus.