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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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What are the drugs

Dexilant (latest outcomes from 1,524 users) has active ingredients of dexlansoprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Nexium (latest outcomes from 73,068 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Jul, 8, 2014: 7,525 female patients aged 55 who take the same 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)
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaPain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Vomiting
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Headache (pain in head)
Chest DiscomfortDiarrhoea
Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)Dizziness
Blood Potassium DecreasedAsthenia (weakness)
Gait DisturbanceChest 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)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pain - NeckShortness Of Breath
Intractable Pain (uncontrollable pain)Dry Mouth
Swelling Of A JointFrequent Headaches (pain in head)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Taste Loss
Cold SweatAnxiety
Anxiety AggravatedHeadache (pain in head)
Throat IrritationSweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)
Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessHigh Blood Pressure

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Dexilant3.30%15.38%21.98%41.76%17.58%
Nexium1.33%7.20%22.67%42.13%26.67%

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Side effects in real world:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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