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Dexilant vs Nexium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Dexilant vs Nexium for a female aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 7,487 female patients aged 55 who take the drugs are studied in Dexilant vs Nexium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female55GERD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Dexilant dexlansoprazoleTakeda Pharms
Nexium esomeprazole magnesiumAstrazeneca

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 55 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Dexilant (Takeda Pharms)Nexium (Astrazeneca)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DiarrhoeaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Pain
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Vomiting
Chest DiscomfortHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
Headache (pain in head)Dizziness
Gait DisturbanceAsthenia (weakness)
Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)Chest Pain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Dexilant (Takeda Pharms)Nexium (Astrazeneca)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Dry Mouth
Pain - NeckShortness Of Breath
ConfusionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Lightheadedness - Dizzy (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness)Frequent Headaches (pain in head)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Taste Loss
Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessPneumonia
Cold SweatAnxiety
Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)Hair Loss
ItchingInsomnia (sleeplessness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Dexilant3.57%16.67%22.62%38.10%19.05%
Nexium1.39%7.48%21.88%41.83%27.42%

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On eHealthMe, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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