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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.

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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.

Prevacid (latest outcomes from 40,800 users) has active ingredients of lansoprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Jun, 30, 2014: 7,153 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:

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)
Headache (pain in head)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pain In JawDiarrhoea
AnxietyChest Pain
Stomach PainAsthenia (weakness)
Immune System DisorderHeadache (pain in head)
Ear DiscomfortDizziness
Abdominal Pain UpperDrug Ineffective
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Arthralgia (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)
Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)Panic Attack
DiarrhoeaHeart Rate Increased
Reflux (stomach contents come back up into the food pipe (gullet or oesophagus) or even into the mouth)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
ItchingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Weight IncreasedAbdominal Pain Upper
Abdominal PainCough
Abdominal Bloating (feeling of tightness around abdomen)Hypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)

Drug effectiveness:

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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:

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

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