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Proton Pump Inhibitor DEXILANT(TM) (dexlansoprazole) Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies
Date:4/26/2010

"When a name change occurs, pharmacists are often the first group of health care professionals that is impacted," noted Marlowe Djuric Kachlic, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor at University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Pharmacy. "The most important thing for patients, pharmacists and health care professionals to note is that DEXILANT is the same medication as KAPIDEX, with the same safety and efficacy profile."

Individuals and health care professionals who have questions about this name change should contact Takeda at 1-877-TAKEDA-7. Errors involving DEXILANT or any other products should be reported to the FDA MedWatch program online at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

About DEXILANT™ (dexlansoprazole) 30 mg and 60 mg delayed release capsules

DEXILANT is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), which decreases acid production by turning off many of the acid pumps in the stomach, thus helping to protect the esophagus from acidic reflux so that esophageal inflammation can heal. DEXILANT combines an enantiomer of lansoprazole with a Dual Delayed Release™ (DDR) formulation designed to provide two separate releases of medication. DEXILANT, taken once daily, is approved for the healing of all grades of erosive esophagitis (EE) for up to eight weeks, maintaining healing of EE for up to six months, and treating heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for four weeks.

Important Safety Information

DEXILANT is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any c
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