This medicine is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux, commonly known as acid reflex. It works by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach, and provides relief from symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing and persistent cough.
The active ingredient in this medicine is called dexlansoprazole, and belongs to a class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
Dexlansoprazole is in a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Dexlansoprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Dexlansoprazole is used to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and to heal erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid).