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Dexilant vs Prevacid, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 65

This is personalized comparison of Dexilant vs Prevacid for a female aged 65. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Dexilant (latest outcomes from 1,537 users) has active ingredients of dexlansoprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Prevacid (latest outcomes from 40,808 users) has active ingredients of lansoprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Sep, 28, 2014: 7,171 female patients aged 63 who take the same drugs are studied in Dexilant vs Prevacid

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female63Reflux Oesophagitis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Dexilant dexlansoprazoleTakeda Pharms
Prevacid lansoprazoleTakeda Pharms Na

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 63 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Dexilant (Takeda Pharms)Prevacid (Takeda Pharms Na)
DiarrhoeaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pain In JawFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Diarrhoea
AnxietyChest Pain
Stomach PainAsthenia (weakness)
Ear DiscomfortHeadache (pain in head)
Immune System DisorderDizziness
Abdominal Pain UpperDrug Ineffective
PainArthralgia (joint 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)Prevacid (Takeda Pharms Na)
Pain In JawDiarrhoea
Ear DiscomfortIrritable Bowel Syndrome
Headache (pain in head)Arthralgia (joint pain)
DiarrhoeaPanic Attack
Reflux (stomach contents come back up into the food pipe (gullet or oesophagus) or even into the mouth)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)Heart Rate Increased
ItchingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Muscle TwitchingCough
Abdominal Bloating (feeling of tightness around abdomen)Abdominal Pain Upper
Abdominal PainHypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Dexilant0.00%15.05%26.88%41.94%16.13%
Prevacid4.03%12.90%27.82%39.52%15.73%

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Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Prevacid (lansoprazole) 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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